DLA Keynote speaker 2021

The conference committee is very pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:

Prof. Julie Bargmann

University Virginia, Charlottesville

Mohan S Rao

Mohan S Rao is the principal designer of the leading multi-disciplinary consultancy practice, Integrated Design (INDÉ), based in Bangalore, India.  His core expertise is in the field of environmental design, regional planning and landscape architecture with a strong focus on sustainable practices in city & regional planning, disaster management, heritage conservation and master planning. He is involved in academic programs, research and design initiatives in the Indian sub-continent, China, France, Italy, Morocco and Libya and Colombia.
Mr. Rao has led international and national research initiatives engaged with varied issues such as biodiversity and ecosystem services, climate change and passive design; low impact development and city planning. He is passionate about interpreting traditional knowledge systems to help address contemporary challenges in environment and development, specifically in the global south. His work has been published in several leading international and national journals and is the recipient of several awards instituted by UNESCO, IFLA, HUDCO, a.o.


Dr. Josef Kauer

COO Robotic Eyes GmbH / Chairman “BIM DAY GERMANY”

Dr. Josef Kauer is an entrepreneur, author and expert regarding digitalisation, BIM and GIS, with 25 years of IT background (i.a. Microsoft). He is also COO of Robotic Eyes GmbH, Co-Initiator of the BIM World Munich and the BIM DAY GERMANY. He received 12 national and international awards for business development achievements in the past. Josef is a truly “multicultural thinking and international personality” with solid familiarity of European, Middle Eastern, CEE and American business and social cultures. He lived, worked and studied in the US for 1 year and has travelled (business based) more than 50 countries WW so far.


Kotchakorn Voraakhom

Chairwoman for Landscape without Borders, (IFLA APR) – req.

Julia Watson

GSD Harvard University, Boston

Prof. Dr. Tobias Luthe

ETH Zürich

DLA | Digital Landscape Architecture