Co-Founder & Programme Director
Manuel Toledo is a designer and producer, focused on relations within the arts and creative industries, with more than ten years of experience in developing and producing international collaborative projects. Graduated in 2012 from Design Academy Eindhoven with a project focused on the recovery of public spaces and muralism in Santiago de Chile’s segregated urban areas. He has worked for institutions such as TUDelft in The Netherlands and the Urban-Think Tank in Zurich and Caracas. Manuel’s entrepreneurial perspective regarding his work led him to pursue a master’s degree at the Rotterdam Business School, graduating in August 2020. Manuel’s fascinations focus into topics crossing-over ranging from architecture design, media, art and businesses innovation. These have taken him to develop two film and architecture festivals, in Santiago de Chile since 2012, and in 2017 the Architecture Film Festival in London, also hosting a successful international film competition unique to the UK.
Agata is an architect at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris where she is currently working on the refurbishment of a Grade II listed building in Central London. Prior to joining AHMM, she has worked as an Architectural Assistant at Farrells and Skene Catling de la Pena where she gained experience to design at an urban as well as room scales. She has also collaborated on an installation with Stasus and has been involved in the building process of a performance set with Punchdrunk. She completed her Masters in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture where she explored temporal and ‘strange’ spatial conditions through the use of film as part of the design process. This methodology has also informed her subsequent work. As a Research Fellow for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2016 she used a medium of film to study and to produce a research piece which focused on temporal inhabitation of the island. Agata has an avid interest in art where she draws architectural and cinematic inspirations from and has recently completed a course on Contemporary Art at MoMA. This interest in film and architecture has led her to be involved in the making of the Architecture Film Festival London from the outset.
Josephine English Cook
English Cook is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she specializes in intersections between architecture, cinema, and philosophy. Cook has held several positions in cultural institutions throughout the United States and abroad, working as a Graduate Curatorial Assistant at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU, a Curatorial Assistant in Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and as the Commissioner’s Assistant for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale. She has additionally held research and internship positions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Williams College Museum of Art, and Momentum Worldwide, a time-based media gallery in Berlin. She received an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts and a BA from Williams College.
The production of Architecture Film Festival London has been possible thanks to the help of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Our most sincere thanks to:
Anna Ulrikke Andersen, Matteo Mastrandrea, Morgan Gabereau, India Murphy, Rozemarijn Stam, Marc E. Breeze, Oliver Villalonga-Roman, Esther Jimenez Herraiz, Ignas Kazlauskas, Ioana Vierita, Jeta Daco, Katerina Katsimpra, Katerina Zacharopoulou, Claudia Fourtes, Svetla Popova, Alexandra Giovani, Mia Leontic, Ilia Stringari, Yiman Wang, Joshua Obichere, Rachel Dodd-Singer, Charlotte Evans, Jenniffer Salazar, Teodosia Dobriyanova, Venessa Yau & Teodosia Bosy.