Anne Schmidt holds a degree in Architecture from the BTU Cottbus and a Master’s degree in Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University. She served as a research associate at the »Shrinking Cities« project as well as at the ETH Studio Basel, and was a freelancer for the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Until 2014 Anne was a teacher and research associate as well as curator at the Architekturmuseum of the Technische Universität München.
Her research and freelance interests centre on the manifestation of transformation processes in urban space caused by historical, political, and societal factors as well as by migration and climate change. She explores scenarios that strongly emphasize bottom-up strategies and the local context. Her work is situated at the intersection of analysis and projection and has been part of a number of exhibitions.
Within the project »The Anthropocene Kitchen« she examines the multi-layered effects of substance flow – especially human nutrition and the energy supply – on the urban form and architecture of contemporary Berlin. Her work is aimed at contributing to a better understanding of urban cycles which could help formulate scenarios for an efficient way of using limited resources.
Selected exhibitions and contributions:
Afritecture – Building Social Change (Architekturmuseum of the TU Munich), Exposing New Orleans (NAi Rotterdam, 10th International Architecture Exhibition, among others), Shrinking Cities ff. (Akademie der Künste, Berlin), IBA Urban Redevelopment Saxony-Anhalt 2010 (Bauhaus Dessau)