Architecture of Illusions Essay Competition Jury Panel

Bee Breeders is pleased to announce the jury panel for its Architecture of Illusions Essay Competition, run in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS!

Víctor Enrich Tarrés, photographer
Peter Thompson, Department of Psychology, University of York + Perception & i-Perception
Monika Woźniak, Antireality 

Víctor Enrich Tarrés is a Barcelona-based photographer and artist. He explores the connections between the digital and the non-digital worlds resulting in a body of work that spans from realism to abstract and impressionism. His goal itself is not to work on a single style but to enhance all the possibilities available by combining a different set of tools. To generate his work, be it digital or not, Víctor Tarrés uses a state of the art technique that combines digital photography, scripting and algorithmic calculation.

Peter Thompson is Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology, University of York and Chief Editor of Perception & i-Perception journals. He graduated from the University of Reading and studied for his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He won a Harkness Fellowship from the Commonwealth Fund which enabled him to spend a period of post-doctoral study at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1990 he spent six months at N.A.S.A.'s Ames Research Center in California, funded by a Senior Research Associateship from the National Academy of Sciences. Teaches visual perception, research interest primarily in the perception of motion. Awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award and a National Teaching Fellowship in 2006. Awarded the British Psychological Society's Award for Excellence in Psychology Education in 2012. Elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society, 2012.

Monika Woźniak is an architect and 3d designer from Poland. She gained educational and professional experience in Poland, Denmark, Switzerland and Norway. In 2018 she decided to combine her passion for architecture and visualization and started her personal project called Antireality. "In my works, I like touching upon subjects focused on exploring boundaries between architecture and nature, ways in which they could be integrated, and also seeking geometric-spatial correlation existing in nature. My main goal was to create a world whose narration would be based on an architectural journey across the land of imagination. The reality I have created is founded on seeking unconventional architectural-spatial situations, that often oscillate between reality and dream."

The Architecture of Illusions essay competition is seeking thoughts and opinions on the role of illusions in architecture. The topic is open for interpretation. Participants may submit their essays in written format, visual format, or a combination of the two.

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