Dr. Siarhei Liubimau is a co-founder of the Laboratory of Critical Urbanism (2007) and Associate Professor at the department of Social Sciences at the European Humanities University in Vilnius (2014). For his doctoral research, he worked with the issue of trans-border urbanism and studied changes of EU internal and external border regimes as urban scale specific processes. Empirically, he worked on towns on the German-Polish and Polish-Belarusian borders (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Science, 2005-2010), as well as with the borders of Luxembourg (Bauhaus-Dessau Kolleg 'EU Urbanism', 2006-2007). Starting from 2015, he has been engaged in the Laboratory of Critical Urbanism in various research, educational and soft planning projects in the former 'nuclear' town of Visaginas in Eastern Lithuania. Together with Felix Ackermann and Benjamin Cope, he has edited a book 'Mapping Visaginas: Sources of Urbanity In A Former Mono-Functional Town', documenting LCU work in the town up to spring 2016. He has been a fellow at the Central European University (Budapest), the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna) and the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.
Jan Kristek is an architect, urbanist, writer and curator, currently based in Brno, Czech Republic. He has obtained a master degree in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture BUT and Master of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.