Philip Ursprung is Professor of Art History and Architecture at the ETH Zurich. He studied in Geneva, Vienna and Berlin. He has taught at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, the University of Zurich, Columbia University in New York and the Institute of Architecture in Barcelona. He was a guest curator of the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, the author’s exhibition Herzog & de Meuron: Archeology of the Mind, and the catalog Herzog & de Meuron: Natural History (2002). Between 2017–2019, he headed the Institute of Architecture at the ETH Zurich.
Karin Sander is a German conceptual artist currently living in Berlin and Zurich. She studied at the Freie Kunstschule Stuttgart and at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart. In her works, Karin Sander refers to the current situation and considers their institutional and historical context. Since September 2007, Karin Sander has been Professor of Basic Principles of Design, Art and Architecture at ETH Zurich. She is responsible for the artistic education of students of the Department of Architecture.