In 2023 I am looking for projects and opportunities that make a difference, have an (even greater) impact, and influence how we live together as a society. I want to be an active part of developing solutions. If the right opportunity arises, I would like to get more actively involved in politics.
My main interest at the moment lies in understanding problems such as the global housing crisis on a large scale level. What role do the economic and legal frameworks we are acting within have on the creation of space? How can we implement solutions that are more complex than the binary "expropriation vs. build more"?
In the rapidly changing reality of the 21st century, architects urgently need to adapt to a whole new set of demands and therewith redefine their job descriptions. In the face of the climate crisis and socio-political and economic shifts, architects must not only adapt how they design but also reflect on their position within a complex network of interests and stakeholders.
Through sharing knowledge and connecting (with) like-minded people I try to foster synergies for transformation. This is how I currently deal with the above-mentioned challenges.
I work independently as well as in larger frameworks of collaborations such askntxtrand spaceforfuture.org. For realising projects of a larger scale I rely on a growing international network of creative minds. I enjoy working with many of them on a regular basis. Collaboration over competition, always.
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Latest update: 24/06/2023
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angelika hinterbrandner is working in a variety of formats and collaborations within and beyond the field of architecture. Her current research focuses on the political and legislative framework of the financialization of housing and the implications of the climate crisis on the built environment. She worked with ARCH+ and Brandlhuber+/bplus.xyz, among others, on the topics of land politics, smart city and neoliberal planning policies. Since 2019 she is part of Kontextur @kntxtr. Since 2021 she is researching and teaching at the ETH Zurich, currently at the Chair of Architecture Heritage and Sustainability Prof. Mariam Issoufou. Since 2023 she is also part of the Educational Development core group facilitating the Department-wide process of the Curriculum Revision of the Bachelor in Architecture Program at D-ARCH ETH Zurich. Together with five other actors from the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and communication, she initiated spaceforfuture.org in 2022. The initiative is rooted in the housing debate and stands for more affordable, sustainable and equitable access to housing for the 99%.