Kira Clingen is an American landscape designer and research associate at the Office for Urbanization. Clingen completed her MLA and MDes in Risk and Resilience at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She holds a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and B.A. in Policy Studies and Asian Studies from Rice University. She was a 2016 Thomas J. Watson Fellow and spent a year in Mauritius and Myanmar looking at climate adaptation strategies for coastal communities. Her work explores preparation, usable pasts and the role of speculative fiction in designing for climate changed landscapes. She has written several articles and book chapters on climate adaptation.
Nono Martínez Alonso is a computational designer, architect, and machine learning engineer with a penchant for simplicity. His research focuses on the development of intuitive tools for creatives and how the collaboration between human and artificial intelligences can enhance the design process (suggestivedrawing.com). Nono graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master in Design Studies in Technology, hosts Getting Simple (gettingsimple.com/podcast) — a podcast about simple living, lifestyle design, technology, and culture — sketches things that call his attention (sketch.nono.ma), writes about enjoying a slower life, and records creative coding and machine intelligence tutorials (youtube.com/nonomartinezalonso).