Stavric Milena, Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn,  graduated from the University of Belgrade and worked as an assistant and lecturer at the University of Belgrade from 1994 to 2004. Since 2004 she has taught at the Graz University of Technology, at the Faculty of Architecture, at the Institute of Architecture and Media and has been Assistant Professor since 2014. She is a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, at the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz and at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia and has given guest lectures at several universities – Mexico, Hamburg, Istanbul, Maribor and Banja Luka – as well as several lectures at various universities in Europe within the framework of research projects aiming at the implementation of digital technology in architecture and education. In addition, she continuously organizes exhibitions of her students’ work.

She is the author of the book “Architectural Scale Modelling in the digital Age” published by Springer Verlag and worked on several research projects such as “Non-standard architecture using ornaments and plane elements” (2009-2012) and “Geometric Processing in Architectural Education” (2010-2013), financed by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and is an active participant in COST actions.

She successfully completed her habilitation in 2018 and has been Associate Professor since 2019.

Albert Wiltsche,  Ass.Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.techn, studied Descriptive Geometry and Mathematics at Graz University of Technology and at the University Graz. Between 1994 – 1995 he taught one year Geometry and Mathematics at Oeversee High School in Graz. From 1994 – 1996 he was assistant at the Institute of Geometry at Graz University of Technology. Between 1997 and 2006 he worked as assistant professor at the Institute of Geometry and was involved in the training of teacher, engineering, civil engineering and architecture students. In 2000 he received his PhD at Graz University of Technology with the dissertation topic “Interpolation of points of a regular triangular net”.

Since 2007 he works at the Institute of Architecture and Media at Graz University of Technology and does research in the field of applications of geometry in architecture. He led the FWF research project “Non – standard architecture with ornaments and planar elements”.

Abstract: Space ability in digital age

How can we support and develop the space ability of young people in order to increase creativity and curiosity? Can we connect creativity with the mathematical and geometrical way of thinking? In our talk, we will share some of our experiences in developing innovative analogue games, making prototypes and implementing such games in the education curriculum.