FAST, the Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory, is an Amsterdam based alternative architecture practice. It highlights the relations between architecture, planning, politics and activism, amongst other, in Israel/Palestine, Georgia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and the Netherlands.

FAST researches, exposes and counters, upon interest, using design, and architecture instruments, ways to improve people’s living environment.

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Malkit Shoshan (architect) Shoshan is the founder and director of FAST. Her interest and work is to explore and highlight the relations between architecture, planning, politics and activism, amongst other, in Israel/Palestine, Georgia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and the Netherlands. Shoshan is currently developing her Phd dissertation at TU Delft. Her research and projects have been published and exhibited internationally in magazines such as Volume, Abitare, and venues such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Venice Art Biennale, and the Rotterdam Biennale. She is the author of ‘Atlas of the Conflict, Israel-Palestine’.

Floor van Spaendonck is also the director of Virtueel Platform, the Dutch expertise centre for media, arts and digital culture. Currently the organisation is expanding itself from an expertise centre for e-culture into a vibrant and energetic policy making institute for digital media and arts in The Netherlands. Virtueel Platform stimulates innovation and supports knowledge exchange in the field of e-culture in The Netherlands and abroad. Floor van Spaendonck studied history but her professional expertise lies in the field of digital culture and media art, arts administration and funding. Her focus on working in the field of arts is all about shaping good work conditions for artists and creating a platform for research, experiment and debate in the field of arts. Personally interested in a crossover between the arts, science and society. Previously she worked as staff member for the Amsterdam Arts Foundation and as programme manager of Waag Society.

Alwine van Heemstra,is also the owner of WinWin Stories. “It is my mission as a media producer to capture great stories and bring these to the right audience. I love ‘selling’ true stories that move and motivate people. I am a connector and a messenger. I have an urge to help people share their ideas and adventures with others. When I discovered media as a tool fifteen years ago I decided to make it my profession.”

Willem Velthoven is trained in visual communications and Art history, founded and developed Mediamatic as a cultural institution but also as a new media agency and technology developer. In the mean time it has also been a publisher, restaurant and an arabic department store and a dating agency. Currently it is looking into the possibility of becoming a travel service. He is fascinated by the development of media culture and social software.

Currently is most interested in developing open social networks as part of public institutions and infrastructure. The developments in this field yield enormous potential for the public sector.