I. Professor Nikos Salingaros (USA) appointed Honorary President of the ISB
The renowned urban theorist Nikos Salingaros, currently professor of Mathematics at The Texas University at San Antonio, is our Honorary President. We are proud and happy to be able of relying on his exceptional expertise and visionary inspiration. Nikos Salingaros has published some of the most intriguing critiques of contemporary top-down urbanism in the last years, such as A Theory of Architecture, Umbau 2006, and Twelve Lecture on Architecture. Algorithmic Sustainable Design, Umbau 2010. Its contributions about biophilic design and the relevance of design choices for the human cognitive system are pioneering and really noteworthy.
II. Professor Marco Casagrande (Finland) appointed Vice-President of the ISB
European Prize for Architecture 2013, founder of the Ruin Academy and of the C-LAB, Marco Casagrande is an innovative architect and social thinker who aims at bringing human authenticity back to urbanism, architecture, and art. His biourban acupuncture has become a revolutionary bottom-up and p2p trend approach to urban planning. He has performed, exhibited and taught in several Countries, from the Biennale di Venezia to the MAK of Vienna. His last book is Biourban acupuncture. From Treasure Hill to Artena, ISB 2013.
III. Professor Antonio Caperna and Dr. Stefano Serafini respectively confirmed President and General Secretary of ISB
The two Italian founders of the ISB, architect Antonio Caperna and philosopher Stefano Serafini, have been confirmed for their second mandate as President and General Secretary of the ISB. They planned a major reshaping of ISB, in order to follow the flow of its natural growth after four years of existence. An exciting and demanding year is waiting for the society: the strengthening of research and publication, the launch of an independent publishing house, a new documentary movie, new cooperations, conferences, and some major events such as the Summer School on Neuroergonomics and Socio-Genesis, Artena, Italy; the International Workshop on Biophilia and Economics, Crete, Greece; the Festival of Complexity, Rome, Naples, Palermo; and much more.