Since 2000 Stig has been Chairman of Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark (DH). DH is an umbrella organisation for 32 different disability organisations in Denmark, representing men and women of all ages and with an enormous diversity of disabilities. Since 2010 Stig has been an expert member of the UN CRPD (Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), and for many years has been a member of the Danish Disability Council, which gives advice to the government and parliament on disability issues.
Natalie read architecture at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. She has worked at the School of Architecture, SBi (The Danish Building Research Institute), Building Lab DK (Byggeriets Innovation) and the Danish Architecture Centre, and is now at Smith Innovation. Natalie Mossin has been a member of the Editorial Committee for Tegl & Arkitektur DK and was formerly Chair of the editorial committee for the periodical Arkitekten. In 2010 Natalie was elected as Chair of the Danish Architects' Association. The Danish Architects’ Association are a national association, representing about 7,000 architects. Their aim is to achieve the best conditions for architects and architecture.
Annette Krath Poulsen
Annette graduated from the Department of Industrial Design of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1994. After some years of working as a product designer, she founded AKPdesign. Since 1998 the company have specialised in developing solutions for people with special needs, such as the elderly and the disabled. AKPdesign have been responsible for a number of innovative and award-winning resources and services, developed in public -private partnerships. Annette frequently travels to Japan and the United States to seek inspiration in the fields of welfare technology and accessibility solutions.
Susanne Nour MagnussonSusanne Nour Magnusson is Department Director for Equal Treatment at the Danish Institute for Human Rights. She is in charge of the Institute’s work (c.f. Article 33.2 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), promoting and monitoring the implementation of the Convention in Denmark. Susanne holds an MA in Anthropology and for the last 15 years has worked in the fields of equal treatment and diversity. She is the author and editor of the book Diversity in Working Life - When We are Equal but Not The Same.
Camilla holds an MAA in Architecture and a PhD on the subject of sensory disabilities and domestic architecture. She specialises in universal design and accessibility, particularly in the significance of architecture’s sensory qualities as they affect the experience and participation of people with sensory disabilities. She has researched and taught at UC Berkeley, and is now Professor at the Bergen School of Architecture (BAS) and Senior Researcher at the Danish Building Research Institute (SBi, AAU) in Copenhagen, where she is in charge of the new Master’s programme in Universal Design and Accessibility, which will start in February 2014.
Carsten Lykke Graversen
Carsten read architecture at the Aarhus School of Architecture and graduated in 1983. He has worked at practices in Oslo, for the City of Copenhagen, in the Danish National Building and Housing Agency, the Ministry of Housing, DAL (now the Danish Architects’ Association), Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark and the Danish Business and Housing Authority. Presently he works for the Danish Energy Agency. His main field is construction law, and his work includes the preparation and development of building regulations. His main focus has been on the layout of buildings and their placement on sites. This has led to many years of work in the area of accessibility for people with disabilities.