Keynote Speakers

Karen Logan

Karen is a Senior Curator of History and manages a team responsible for the History, Archaeology and World Cultures collections at the Ulster Museum and the Ulster Transport Museum. Karen curates the Modern History collection and led on the development of the Ulster Museum’s ‘Troubles and Beyond’ exhibition.  Her focus is on the legacy of the past and community history in Northern Ireland. She has published on these themes and curated several temporary and touring exhibitions including Gay Life and Liberation; A Photographic Record from 1970s Belfast and Figures Through the Wire; Artwork by Geordie Morrow.

Jean François Milou

Jean François Milou trained in Paris at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, and founded studioMilou Architecture, a practice specializing in adaptive reuse projects, based in Paris, Singapore and Vietnam. He has worked extensively in Europe and Asia on the adaptive reuse of existing buildings and landscapes and various heritage consultancies for UNESCO and the French Government. Deeply inspired by his interests in archaeology and anthropology, his design approach strives for enduring simplicity and deference to a site’s historical, human, natural and built surrounds.   Recent major projects include the National Gallery Singapore, Le Carreau du Temple in Paris, and in the Da Nang Museum, in Vietnam.  A recipient of the French National Order of Merit and multiple design awards, Jean François Milou is also a member of the French, Singaporean, Australian and British Institutes of Architecture, and a guest lecturer and judge in various international forums.

Nuno Grande

Architect, critic, curator and associate professor at the University of Coimbra (DARQ/UC). He obtained his degree in architecture at the University of Porto (FAUP, 1992) and his PhD at the University of Coimbra (2009), where he became a researcher at the Social Studies Centre (CES). He teaches at the Master in Architecture of the University of Coimbra, and at the Master in Curatorial Studies of Colégio das Artes, where he researches on architectures of culture and exhibition spaces. He is also the coordinator of CoimbraStudio, PhD Programme in Architecture at the University of Coimbra.
He curated international exhibitions: at Porto 2001 and Guimarães 2012, both European Capitals of Culture; at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, in 2007; at the São Paulo Architecture Biennale, in 2007; at the Portuguese Pavilion of the XV Venice Architecture Biennale, in 2016; at Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, in Paris, in 2016; at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, in Porto, in 2019. He is author of several books and essays on Portuguese Architecture, in Portugal and abroad.