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ECOWEEK 2012: Public Lectures
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Keynote & Distinguished Speakers

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Francoise-Helene Jourda | Jourda Architectes, France

Francoise-Helene Jourda is an award-winning architect Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Legion d'Honneur, and a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. She has been teaching Architecture since 1979, at the Ecole d'Architecture de Lyon, France, Ecole d'Architecture de Saint-Etienne, France, the School of Architecture in Oslo, Norway, University of Minessota, USA, the Polytechnic of Central London, UK, the Technical Universiity of Kassel, Germany, and since 1999 at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

Architecte Jourda is the Director of the Institute and Chair "Design Space", University of Vienna, Austria, she is a member of the German Academy of Fine Arts, "Akademie der Kunste Member of the Academy of Architecture Commissioner of the French Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2004, Listener Round of High Studies for Economic Development (CHED) 2003/2004 Professor of International Academy of Architecture, and was nominated for the "Global Award for Sustainable Architecture". Architecte Jourda practices architecture at her firm JAP(Jourda Architectes Paris) and she heads the company EO-CITE, an architecture and urban planning consulting firm.
Ivan Redi Director | ORTLOS Space Engineering, Austria & UK

Ivan Redi is principal of ORTLOS Space Engineering based in London and Graz, founded in 2000 as a network of interdisciplinary partners. Within the trans-disciplinary framework of ORTLOS projects, which constantly expand the boundaries of classical architectural fields by using cutting-edge technologies, there is a strong emphasis on advanced environments, energy efficiency and regenerative architecture. Their work has been published and exhibited worldwide. Mr. Redi is currently teaching at Graz University of Technology, Bartlett University College London and lectures around the world. In collaboration with graphic design legend David Carson, ORTLOS has published the book "ORTLOS" and recently have developed an iPhone Application "Gandis", which supports energy-efficient design of buildings.
Hans Buster Director | Vitaverde , Greece & Serbia

After completing a Master degree in organizational psychology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Hans Buster worked as business consultant for different companies such as Philips, Heineken, Red Bull, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and TNT. Also he worked as project manager at Wageningen University and as MBA lecturer at the Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship of Southeastern Europe. As founder of Vitaverde he specialized in solutions of building-integrated vegetation such as vertical gardens, roof gardens, interior and exterior gardens taking into account the advantages they have for buildings, people and our environment. Projects he is currently involved in are the design and creation of vertical gardens in Serbia and in branches of the National bank of Greece as well as the creation of roof gardens in different urban settings.
Branimir Jovanovic, Founder | Centar Tesla, Serbia

Branimir Jovanovic has been a Researcher and later a Director of Nikola Tesla museum in Belgrade. With his extensive engagement, he became one of the biggest experts on Nikola Tesla doctrine and philosophy behind genuine sustainability of modern civilisation. Mr. Jovanovic is a Founder of Centre Tesla - Competence Center for Sustainable Development, as well as a lecturer, professor and Director of Alterenergo, a company for consulting and engineering of renewable energy resources.
Nikolaos Dimitriadis | Touchpoint, Serbia

Dr. Nikolaos (Nikos) Dimitriadis has been practicing, teaching and researching Marketing and Communications for all his adult life. He was a Lecturer in Marketing at Sheffield University Management School where he was announced by MBA students as the best lecturer of the program in 2004 and he lectures regularly in South-East Europe with the Sheffield MBA program in the region. He has also trained entrepreneurs and managers by delivering courses, speeches and seminars directly to the business community. He received his PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2006. His research papers and professional opinion have been presented at several national and international conferences, in corporate and industry events, and published in various academic journals, business magazines and other media. In recent years, Nikos enjoyed a 360o experience in practicing marketing since he worked both on the client and agency sides. His marketing and communications consulting office, Touchpoint, is located in Belgrade covering all Southeast Europe.
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ECOWEEK speakers

ECOWEEK has initiated, invited and hosted lectures by a number of internationally acclaimed speakers, specialists and leaders in their field. Among the ECOWEEK distinguished speakers are Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, speaker at ECOWEEK 2007 on Global Warming, at the Athens Concert Hall in June 2007 (in cooperation with Megaron Plus); UK explorer and leadership expert Robert Swan, OBE ECOWEEK 2007 opening keynote speaker, at the Benaki Museum in Athens (in cooperation with the British Council).

Since ECOWEEK 2010 ECOWEEK keynote speakers included award-winning architects Diebedo Francis Kere, Bjarke Ingels of BIG, award-winning architect Francoise-Helene Jourda, architect Daniel Pearl (L'OEUF, Canada), architects Elena Barthel and Daniel Wicke of the Rural Studio, award-winning architect George Hargreaves, environmentalist and 'green' design expert Prof. David W. Orr (Oberlin College), German architect Ulf Meyer of Ingenhoven Architects, and Danish architect Louis Becker of Henning Larsen Architects.

'ECOWEEK 2009: Empowering Youth: Ecology + Leadership + Architecture' International Conference in Athens, hosted keynote lectures by award-winning architect Shigeru Ban, and UK award-winning architect Ivan Harbour (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners).

'ECOWEEK 2008: Ecology + Environment + Architecture' International Conference in collaboration with AIAContinental Europe, keynote speakers were 'green' skyscraper and author architect Ken Yeang, and Landscape Designer Julie Bargmann, at the Cotsen Hall of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. In 2008 ECOWEEK also hosted the director of the architectural documentary Last Call for Planet Earth Jacques Allard, award-winning Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis and others.


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