PURPLSOC 2017 Program Committee


Artemis Anninou

A practicing architect in Athens, Greece, working as a design and engineering manager. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Environmental Structure. She studied and worked with Professor Christopher Alexander both at the University and in the Center for Environmental Structure for 13 years. During this period she co-authored A New Theory of Urban Design together with Alexander.

Peter Baumgartner

Head of the Department of Interactive Media and Educational Technologies, Professor for Technology-Supported Learning and Multimedia at Danube University Krems, head of the PURPLSOC Program Committee and author of a wide selection of publications dealing with pedagogical patterns.

Tina Gruber-Mücke

Tina Gruber-Muecke is professor for Entrepreneurship at IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. Before joining IMC she was the head of the Center for Educational Technology Research at Danube University Krems (Department for Interactive Media and Educational Technologies), a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and responsible for the study Programme Business Education (Master of Arts) at Danube University Krems.

Takashi Iba

President at CreativeShift Lab, Inc. and Associate Professor at Faculty of Policy Management as well as Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan and author of a wide selection of pattern languages for human actions in different domains such as Learning Patterns, a pattern language for creative learning, and Presentation Patterns, a pattern language for creative presentations.

Susan Ingham

A licensed architect practicing in Seattle, Washington (KASA Architecture).  The main focus of her work is to create environments with beauty where her clients can feel a deep sense of belonging.  Susan obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied and worked intensively with Christopher Alexander and his colleagues.

Hajo Neis

Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture of Oregon University, Director, Portland Architecture Program (PUARL), co-author of “A New Theory of Urban Design” and “The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth: A Struggle Between Two World-Systems” both together with Christopher Alexander.

Anna Pinto

A Ph.D. student in the School of Education at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include networked learning, educational design, and pattern theory. Ana’s professional experience has primarily revolved around literacies.

Richard Sickinger

Senior scientist for conceptual architecture at the Department of Building and Environment at Danube University Krems, Working on his Ph.D. in architectural theory on Christopher Alexander and coherence. Co-manager of PURPLSOC 2017, the international conference in pursuit of pattern languages for societal change.

Wolfgang Stark

Professor for Organizational and Community Psychology at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), founder of the University ́s Organizatinal Development Laboratory and the Center for Social Learning and Social Responsibility. Since 2011 he is serving as Speaker and President of the University Network on Responsible Learning (Hochschulnetzwerk Bildung durch Verantwortung).