: Master Jury
Mohammed Arkoun, a French academician of Algerian origin, is Emeritus Professor of the History of Islamic Thought at the Sorbonne (Paris III), and visiting professor at universities in the United States, Europe, and the Muslim world. Professor Arkoun’s work and interests concentrate on classical Islam and contemporary issues of Islam facing modernity. He is associated with several European initiatives to rethink and reshape the relationship between Europe, Islam, and the Mediterranean world.
Zaha Hadid is a London-based architectural designer whose work encompasses all fields of design, ranging from the urban scale through to products, interiors, and furniture. Zaha Hadid studied architecture at the Architectural Association (AA), London, from 1972, and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977. She then became a member of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), and began teaching at the Architectural Association with OMA collaborators Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghleis; she later led her own studio at the AA until 1987.
Saleh Al-Hathloul is a Saudi Arabian educator and a critic in the field of architecture, with interests in the epistemology of knowledge, structural changes in society, and futurist studies. He received a master’s degree in urban design from Harvard University (1975), and a Ph.D. in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981). He was an assistant professor and chair of the department of architecture at King Saud University in Riyadh from 1981 to 1984, and chairman of the board of Al-Umran (the Saudi Arabian Society for Architects and Planners) from its inception in 1989 until 1993.
Arif Hasan, a Pakistani architect and planner, teacher, social researcher, and writer, studied architecture at the Oxford Polytechnic, England, from 1960 to 1965, and established an independent architecture practice in Karachi in 1968. He has been a consultant to various United Nations agencies, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, and community groups both in the North and South.
Arata Isozaki, a Japanese architect, was educated at the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Architecture. He worked with Kenzo Tange’s Team and Urtec, Tokyo, from 1954 to 1963, when he established his own practice, the Arata Isozaki Atelier. Mr. Isozaki’s major buildings include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (1986), the Sant Jordi Sports Palace for the Olympic Games in Barcelona (1990), Art Tower Mito in Ibaragi (1990), the Team Disney Building in Buena Vista, Florida (1991), Domus: La Casa del Hombre in La Coruna, Spain (1995), and the Kyoto Concert Hall (1995).
Fredric Jameson is an American cultural theorist. At Duke University, he is the William A. Lane, Jr., Professor of Comparative Literature and the chair of the Duke Program in Literature. He received his B.A. from Haverford College in 1954 and his M.A. (1956) and Ph.D. (1960) from Yale University. He has taught at Harvard University (1959-1967), the University of California at San Diego (1967-1976), Yale University (1976-1983), and the University of California at Santa Cruz (1983-1985).
Romi Khosla is an Indian architect who received a B.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge, and qualified as an architect at the Architectural Association, London. Mr. Khosla founded GRUP (Group for Rural and Urban Planning) in Delhi in 1974, and has designed a number of large institutional complexes as well as small community-based rural projects. His recent work includes developmental and revitalisation projects for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Central Asia, Tibet, and Egypt, and for the Government of India in the Himalayan belt.
Yuswadi Saliya, an Indonesian architect and educator, graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology (Institut Teknologi Bandung - ITB) in 1966, and was awarded a master’s degree in architecture in 1975 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, concentrating on the spatial organisation of traditional Balinese architecture. Mr. Saliya has been continuously associated as an instructor with ITB since his graduation.
Dogan Tekeli, a Turkish architect, has been in private practice with his partner, Sami Sisa, since 1952, when they graduated from Istanbul Technical University. Mr. Tekeli lectured in architectural design at the Maka School of Architecture and Engineering of Istanbul Technical University, and was president of the Chamber of Turkish Architects for one term in 1957. Mr. Tekeli and his partner have won more than twenty design competitions in Turkey, most of which have been realised.