Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
6:00 PM

Room 124, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

There are a lot of resources given by nature for free — all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them. In every project there is not only the chance to build up a structure: at the same time we can build up a community. The process is just as important as the outcome. “The vision behind, and motivation for my work is to explore and use architecture as a medium to strengthen cultural and individual confidence, to support local economies and to foster the ecological balance. To me architecture is a tool to improve lives.”

This lecture is for MDes Students at the GSD and is hosted by MDes Risk & Resilience.

Anna Heringer

Hon.Prof. UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development I Director, Studio Anna Heringer

Anna Heringer is a German architect and artist who won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2006/2007) and designed notable buildings such as the METI Handmade School in Rudrapur, Bangladesh (2005). She gave a TED talk on the potentials of mud in architecture in 2017. Anna received numerous honors, including the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, the AR Emerging Architecture Awards in 2006 and 2008, the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and a RIBA International Fellowship. Her work was widely published and exhibited at the MoMA in New York, the V&A Museum in London, and at the Venice Biennale (among other places). In 2013, Anna initiated the Laufenmanifesto with Andres Lepik and Hubert Klumpner, where practitioners and academics from around the world contributed to define guidelines for a humane design culture. She lives with her family at the Austrian – Bavarian border in Laufen, where her studio is located.