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Kristien Ring is a licensed architect in Germany, board member of the German Federal Foundation of Building Culture and principal of the interdisciplinary studio AA-PROJECTS, which is engaged in the production of interdisciplinary projects on future oriented themes in the realm of architecture and urban planning.
After a bachelor degree in Architecture and Environmental Design from NC State, Kristien earned her Masters at the Berlin Arts University (Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee) and worked for offices such as Shin Takamatsu and Daniel Libeskind in Berlin. Kristien was the founding Director of the DAZ German Center for Architecture in Berlin (2004 -2011), and the co-founder of the gallery Suitcase Architecture (2001 – 2005). Previously, Kristien has taught as a Visiting Prof. at the University of Sheffield, UK (2014/15), and as Assistant Prof. for Architectural Design at the TU-Braunschweig and at the BTU-Cottbus in Germany.
Kristien’s recent research project SELF-MADE CITY explores the self-determined design of spaces and buildings for living and working and their impact on the quality of the urban development of our cities. URBAN LIVING looks at components of urban development and affordable housing as strategies for the future. Kristien’s research expands on these topics, analyzing how our cities become better through densification and community engagement. At the same time, Kristien is committed to raising architectural discourse and creating better public awareness for architecture.
ARTICLE in Publication: “Baukultur ist … In die Zukunft schauen”, in the publication “Baukultur ist …”, pp. 41-43, written by Kristien Ring, German, print publication by the German Federal Foundation for Baukultur (Ed.), 2015, and online at http://www.bundesstiftungbaukultur. de/stiftung/publikationen/kolumne/die-zukunftschauen# comment-form
ARTICLE in Professional Journal: “Die selbstegemachte Stadt/The Selfmade City”‚ written by Kristien Ring, English/German, in the MakeCity Festival Magazine, June 2015
ARTICLE in Professional Journal: “Neues Arbeiten & Wohnen”, written by Kristien Ring, in the AIT, 4/2015 / online: http://www.aitonline. de/events/newsletter/newsletter-archiv/newsletter-4-2015/nl-4-2015- frage-kristien-ring/
ARTICLE in Professional Journal: “Neue Tendenzen in Wohnungsbau in Berlin”, written by Kristien Ring, German/English, pp.: 810-812, in ‘DETAIL Architecture Magazine, Wohnen Urban und Gemischt / Urban Housing’, Serie/Series 9 - 2015, Institut für Internationale Architektur Dokumentation GmbH Verlag, ISSN: 0011-9571 B2772
ARTICLE in Publication: “Das SPREEFELD, Berlin” by Kristien Ring, German/English, pp: 56-61, published in ‘Deutsches Architektur Jahrbuch / German Architecture Annual 2015-16’, Peter Cachola Schmal, Christina Gräwe, Yorck Förster (Eds. / Hrsg.), 200 Pages, Prestel Verlag München, 2015 ISBN: 978-3-7913-5478-1
ARTICLE in Publication: „SELF MADE CITY, Mechanisms of Alternative Urban Development“ in „Ephemere Stadtentwicklung“ Urban Research and Design Laboratory TU-Berlin (Eds.), German/English (10 Pages), 2015 DOM Publishers, written by Kristien Ring
ARTICLE in Professional Journal: “Berliner Baugruppen and Their Self-made Qualities” by Kristien Ring, p.28, translated to Czech, published in ERA21 Architectural Magazine of the Czech Republic, #02 2015 Theme: Together, ISSN: 1801-089X.
ARTICLE in Publication: “Entrepreneur: A new old role for the architect / Unternehmertum: Die neue alte Rolle des Architekten”, by Kristien Ring pp.: 54-58, German/English, published in “Europan 12, Adaptable City” Europan Deutschland (Ed.), 326 pages, 2014, ISBN: 978-3-00-046272-6
Exhibitions (Curator / Exhibition Design)
URBAN LIVING Exhibition in Madrid, Spain
October 1 – November 17, 2015, at CAOM Architecture Center, as part of the International Architecture Festival 2015—Exhibition Curator and Exhibition Designer
URBAN LIVING Exhibition in Berlin, Germany
May 25 – July 4, 2015, at DAZ German Architecture Center, as part of the International Architecture Festival 2015—Exhibition Curator and Exhibition Designer
Presentations and Keynote Lectures / Discussion Participation
SYDNEY, Australia 07.12.2015
Keynote Lecture at the ‘6th Annual Housing Affordability Summit’ Conference, Informa Australia
STUTTGART, Germany 30.11.2015
Lecture “From Self Made City to Strategies for Future Urban Living” at the Haus der Architekten with the Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg
UTRECHT, Netherlands 15.10.2015
Keynote Lecture at the ‘Draw the Line’ Conference of the TU-DELFT Department of Architecture, and workshop with experts and students on urban planning processes. http://www.polistudelft.nl/urbanismweek/ revealed-speakers/
MADRID, Spain 1. October 2015
Opening Statement as exhibition curator and designer Urban Living at CAOM Architecture Center
SHEFFIELD, England 12. September 2015
Keynote Lecture at the ‘Architecture and Resilience—On a Human Scale’ Conference, and discussion with Tina Saaby, Cristina Cerulli and Irena Bauman
FRANKFURT, Germany 10. September 2015
Keynote Lecture at the pre-opening of the ‘Bauen und Wohnen in Gemeinschaft / Collective Building and Living’ exhibition at the Deutsches Architecture Museum DAM
Release of the Publication ‘Bauen und Wohnen in Gemeinschaft / Building and Living in Communities’—to accompany the opening of the exhibition at the DAM
LINZ, AUSTRIA 06. September 2015
Keynote Lecture at the Ars Electronica Festival 2015: ‘POST CITY: Habitats for the 21st Century’, and discussion with Geeta Mehta and Carlo Ratti.