Ewa Effiom is a London-based Belgo-Nigerian architect, writer and producer. He was a member of the Architecture Foundation’s New Architecture Writers’ second cohort which culminated in a critically acclaimed public programme. Mythology, collective identity, popular culture and their inextricable links to the built environment are recurring themes in his work with a focus on the mythology and folklore that different subcultures instate and are associated with space. He has been published in the Architect’s Newspaper, Dwell, the AJ, ICON, Wallpaper, Frame, OnOffice, Architecture Aujourd’hui, the Modern House magazine, A Daily Dose and Ex Libris. His piece “Architecture, Buildings and Conservation“ in MAJA was nominated for best piece in the 2022 Estonian Architecture Awards and with a proposal entitled “Adaptive Re-use“ he came second place in the Tallinn Architecture Biennale’s 2021 Curatorial Competition. His film “Eagle Mansion“ was premiered at the 2021 Urban Film Festival in Perth and screened at 2022 Melbourne Design Week. He was awarded the 2022 “How Not To Be A Developer” Residency at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, which is the year that his second film “Beck Road” premiered at the Open City festival. “Beck Road“ later screened at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale entitled Laboratory of the Future as part of the curator, Lesley Lokko’s Carnival public programme. In addition to being a British Council Venice Fellowship mentor in 2023, he was made a 2023 LINA Fellow. After graduating he became an associate lecturer on the MA in Architecture + Urbanism at the Manchester School of Architecture, a post he held until 2022 and he is a visiting critic at the Estonian Institute of Technology and London Metropolitan University.

Océane Ragoucy is an architect, independent curator and critic, her practice develops in the fields of architecture, art and ecology. Her projects focus on the modes of production of architecture, the margins, the inner workings of cities, and ecological narratives. She is a lecturer at the École d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais and a contributing editor to AOC, an online journal of ideas. In 2023, she was named one of the outstanding French young female voices in architecture by AMC magazine and a LINA Fellow. She is currently working on a podcast series about invisible jobs in Paris.

Margarida Waco is a Cabindian-Danish architect, writer, and educator. She is an Associate Lecturer and MA Studio Lead at the Royal College of Art in London as well as an Editorial Advisor to The Funambulist. Her work has been presented internationally, including at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale, Palais de Tokyo and Nyansapo Afro-feminist Festival in Paris, Malmö Art Museum and Chicago Architecture Biennial. Her writings have been published in Afterall Journal, Ellipses Journal of Creative Research, Archive of Forgetfulness, arcspace.com, among others. She is the co-author of Informal Horizons (2019), the co-editor of The Funambulist Issue 32 “Pan-Africanism“ (2020), and “Homeplace – A Love Letter“ (2023).

The fourth season of the Experiments’ Platform will be organised in collaboration with Theatrum Mundi, a centre for research and experimentation in the public culture of cities based in London and Paris. The programme and results will be presented during the Lithuanian Season in France 2024. This year’s programme is curated by Vilius Vaitiekūnas. The deadline for applying is 9 April.

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The Experiments’ Platform is presented by the Architektūros fondas. This project is part of the programme the European architecture platform LINA, co-funded by the European Union. The project partner is Theatrum Mundi. The project is part of the Lithuanian Season in France 2024, which is organised by the Lithuanian Culture Institute under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in France.