Keynote speakers

Professor Jutta Treviranus, OCADU Toronto, Canada – Founder of the IDRC

Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto (http://idrc.ocadu.ca). Jutta established the IDRC in 1993 as the nexus of a growing global community that proactively works to ensure that our digitally transformed and globally connected society, including the built environment, is designed inclusively. Dr. Treviranus also founded an innovative graduate program in inclusive design at OCAD University. Jutta is credited with developing an inclusive design methodology that has been adopted by large enterprise companies such as Microsoft, as well as public sector organizations internationally. In 2022 Jutta was recognized for her work in AI by Women in AI with the AI for Good – DEI AI Leader of the Year award.

Architect Morten Rask Gregersen, Founding partner, NORD architects Copenhagen

Morten Rask Gregersen has designed and innovated health care buildings since NORD Architects were started 20 years ago. Through extensive user-involvement and thorough analysis he has developed a large base of knowledge of how design and architecture can improve the experiences and health of an ageing population.

His most well-known work includes The Centre for Cancer and Health, which was a groundbreaking health care project in Denmark – and Scandinavia. Since then, Morten Rask Gregersen has been the lead designer and responsible partner for France’s first dementia village ‘Village Landais Alzheimer’, and most recently Willow Valley – a memory care home in the US, that includes ‘dementia-friendly’ housing as well as preventive measures such as memory-training facilities. NORD Architects have also just finished Furuset Hageby – a dementia village Oslo, Norway.

Morten holds a Diploma from the Architectural Association in London, and from the Aarhus School of Architecture, and has been teaching at The Royal Academy in Copenhagen and TU Wien amongst others. Through NORD Architects he continues to integrate the newest research in current projects, develop tools for working with healthcare architecture and create new solutions to benefit and support changing demographics.

Professor Jenni Reuter, Aalto University Finland

Jenni Reuter is Associate Professor in Architectural Principles and Theory at Aalto University. The core in her teaching is space making for a sustainable future. She is investigating the changing role and possibilities of the architect, new pedagogical models and the interplay between architecture and other disciplines of art.

She also works as a practising architect, both in her own office and together with architects Saija Hollmén and Helena Sandman. The group started their collaboration in 1995 with the Women’s Centre project in Rufisque, Senegal. At the moment they are designing dormitories for girls in the Iringa region in Southern Tanzania. In 2007 they founded Ukumbi NGO, the mission of which is to offer architectural services to underprivileged communities in need. The works by Jenni Reuter (as well as Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects) have been honoured exhibited widely, including several times at the Venice Architecture Biennale. 

At ARCH24 Professor Reuter is pleased to host and facilitate the Global Roundtable.