CO-FOUNDER TEOK / TEOK BASEL
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. Originally trained as a communication designer, Vera attended SVA’s MFA in Design Criticism as a Fulbright scholar. She was formerly curatorial advisor 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 served as head of international communications at EXD’11/LISBOA. With Superscript, she headed the „Towards a New Avant-Garde“ event series at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Her writing has appeared in Domus, Disegno, HOLO and The Avery Review, among others.
co-founder TEOK / TEOK BASEL
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. In 2013, he joined Burckhardt Partner as a Design Architect, working in various projects in Switzerland, such as the Grosspeter Tower, Basel and the Schindler Headquarters, Ebikon. In February 2017 he left Burckhardt Partner to dedicate himself to ISLA and TEOK.