Aimee Madsen is currently an independent filmmaker and still photographer, who has worked in television and film production as a Camera Operator, Videographer, Producer, Director, Screenwriter and Editor. Aimee has worked on her current and first feature documentary film "Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form" for over three years. Aimee studied Cinematography in Arizona, making the natural transition into filmmaking in 2005 and formed her independent company Eye Am Films. Since then she has created short films, commercials, promo trailers, video vignettes and an award winning screenplay. Also, as an award winning Editorial Still Photographer, Aimee has over 20 years experience shooting stills for magazine and book publications, some of which include Native Peoples, Arizona Highways, Worth, Sunset, Outdoor Photographer, New Mexico Magazine, Phoenix Magazine, and Transitions Abroad. In addition, she has photographed for publisher NorthWord Press and internationally renowned image library Gamma Liaison.
Michael P. Johnson
A self-educated architect, Michael P. Johnson began his design career working as a young apprentice in architecture offices while he was in college. He worked in several small firms from 1957 until 1960, when he joined the Wisconsin-based William P. Wenzler and Associates. There he served as the company’s Chief Draftsman from 1962 through 1967. During those ten years he worked for other architectural firms Michael audited academic courses in philosophy, theology and mathematics at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee. While he was at the Wenzler office, concurrent with his duties there, Michael produced seven projects of his own between 1963 and 1967. At 29 years of age Michael began his own architectural practice in Milwaukee. Due to the provincial cultural climate and mindset of that part of the country, he moved to Arizona in 1976. His relocation to the Southwest proved vital to the evolution of his work. Now at the age of 71 Michael continues to practice architecture and heads his own firm located in Cave Creek, Arizona. He also teaches at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and lectures throughout the United States and abroad.Noted Latin American architectural critic, Louise Noelle, professor of architectural history at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, is currently writing a monograph of Michael’s life work.
Architect and architecture historian
Architect and architecture historian, she obtained her doctorate in History of Architecture at the University IUAV of Venezia (2001). Since November 2008 she has worked as a researcher at the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering at the Kore University in Enna, where she teaches History of contemporary architecture and History of the city. She also teaches at the Faculty of Civil Architecture of Milan Polytechnic. Since 1989 she has been on the editorial staff of Casabella.
Author of numerous articles and essays in specialist magazines and miscellaneous books, she has contributed to the volumes Giuseppe Terragni. Opera completa (Electa, Milan 1996); Storia dell’architettura italiana. Il Seicento (Electa, Milan 2003). Again for Electa, she edited the book entitled Pietro Lingeri (Electa, Milan 2004). She has also contributed to the books Nuovi Antichi. Committenti, cantiere, architetti 1400-1600 (with others, Electa, Milan 2004) and the recent Casabella 1928-2008 (Electa, Milan 2008).