Pier Vittorio Aureli is an architect and educator. At the Berlage he is responsible for the "City as a Project" PhD Program and for the Research Unit “Labour, City, Architecture." His projects, researches, writings, and teaching focus on the relationship between architectural form, political theory, and urban history. He is the author of publications including The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture and The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Capitalism. Aureli studied at the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), before obtaining his PhD from the Delft University of Technology. He teaches at the Architectural Association and has taught at Columbia University, the Barcelona Institute of Architecture, and Delft University of Technology. Together with Martino Tattara, Aureli is the co-founder of DOGMA, an office focused on the project of the city. In 2006 they received the Iakv Chernikov Prize, and in 2005 Dogma shared a first prize at an international competition for a new administrative city for 500,000 inhabitants in Korea.
Martino Tattara teaches in the first-year postgraduate research program at the Berlage Institute and is the research coodrinator of the Accommodating the Displaced: a New Municipal Housing Service in Diyarbakir MATRA project. He is an architect whose theoretical work focuses on the relationship between architecture and large-scale urban design issues. He recently completed his PhD at the Università IUAV di Venezia with a dissertation centered on Lucio Costa's project for Brasilia. He is the cofounder of the architectural office Dogma.