Julia von Mende studied Architecture at the Universität der Künste (University of the Arts) in Berlin and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After receiving her diploma in 2003, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Architecture at the TU Dresden (under the Chair of Architectural Construction and Design). As an architecture journalist, she served as a member of the editorial team at the architecture magazine ARCH+ from 2005 to 2008 and as Head of the Editorial Team at the online debating website BKULT, which she has been co-developing since 2011.
Within the project »The Anthropocene Kitchen«, she researched spatial constellations, structures and processes of human alimentation. Her research analyses the development leading from the domestic kitchen to urban structures and the globalised agrarian landscape, as exemplified by a Berlin household before industrialisation, in the 19th century and today, and also seeks to envisage future scenarios. Her work focuses on the spatial interconnections between changing eating practices and increasing out-of-home consumption.