Dr. Nathalie Bredella, Prof. i. V., studied architecture at the TU Berlin and Cooper Union New York. She finalized her doctoral dissertation in architectural theory at the Leibniz University Hannover and habilitated at the ETH Zürich. Her research focuses on the history and theory of architecture, and on media- and technology studies. She was a research fellow at the IKKM (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie) of the Bauhaus-University Weimar and at MECS Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation, Leuphana University Lüneburg. As a visiting professor at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) she taught architectural history with a focus on media and gender studies. Forthcoming is her book "The Architectural Imagination at the Digital Turn", in the Routledge Research in Design, Technology and Society series.
Hannah Knoop [Dipl.-Ing. Arch. MAS ETH gta] is research associate for architectural theory at KIT Karlsruhe since 2019, PhD Candidate with Georg Vrachliotis and an architect. She studied architecture at TU Munich/ ETSA Madrid and architecture theory at Institute gta ETH Zurich. She has worked in German and Swiss architectural offices, in 2017 she had joined studioeuropa (Munich|Vienna) as an architect. As research associate she has been at ETH Zurich and TU Kaiserslautern. Her articles were published, among others, in OASE and Dimensions. She participated at conferences such as AHRA or ISPA. Her research focuses on supranational architectures and the representation of human rights in the built environment.
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Since 2019 Dennis Pohl is research assistant at the department for architecture theory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He studied architecture in Hannover and Antwerp, urban research at AdBK Nuremberg, and philosophy at KU Leuven. His PhD research addresses the political impact of architecture on the institutions of the European Union in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg. He was research fellow at the DFG research group “Knowledge in the Arts” at the UdK Berlin, and in 2018 DAAD fellow and visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University New York. Since 2017 he is co-director of the AA Visiting School Brussels “The House of Politics,” and contributed to the project “Eurotopie” in the Belgian pavilion at the 16th Architecture Biennial in Venice.
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Dr. Rixt Hoekstra is an architectural historian from the Netherlands. She has received her PhD in 2006. She is specialized in the fields of modern architectural history, historiography and gender studies. Her ongoing research project concerns the writing of a monograph about the Dutch female architect Han Schröder (1918-1992). In the past years she has published about such themes as the women in the CIAM (2018), the historiography of feminist architectural history in the Netherlands (2020), and the historiography of the De Stijl movement in the Netherlands (2021).
Oliver Elser (2020)
Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis was dean of the Faculty of Architecture (2016–2019), Professor for Architecture Theory, and director of the saai | Archive for Architecture and Civil Engineering (2014–2020). In 2020, he was appointed as a full Professor for Theory of Architecture and Digital Culture at TU Delft.
Prof. Dr. Werner Sewing (2008–2011) was the first professor on the Chair of Architecture Theory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
He passed away in the age of 60. His library has been acquired for the KIT Architecture Faculty Library.