Juan Palencia (*1981) is an architect and designer, co-curator of the TEOK informal lecture series and an avid social media user with a fine eye for internet imagery. Following his training at ETSAM Madrid, Juan developed projects with award winning studios, among them Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos, Estudio Luis Úrculo and HHF Architects, while simultaneously conducting an independent architecture and design activity. Juan is currently based in Basel, Switzerland, where he is an architect at Burkhardt+Partner.
Vera Sacchetti (*1983) is a design writer and critic. She is co-curator of TEOK Basel, managing editor at the Barragan Foundation and co-founder of editorial consultancy Superscript. She was formerly curatorial assistant for the BIO 50 design biennial in Ljubljana, web editor at Domus, co-editor of The Adhocracy Reader for the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial, and head of international communications at EXD’11/LISBOA. With Superscript, she is working on Counter Borders, an Associated Project of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale, and she headed the Towards a New Avant-Garde event series at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Her writing has appeared in Domus, Disegno and The Avery Review, among others.