Moderator: Kristien Ring, Architect and Founder AA Projects
Kristien Ring is an architect, curator and author, originally from Pittsburgh, USA, but living in Berlin since 1991. Her interdisciplinary studio, AA PROJECTS, engages with future oriented themes in architecture and urban planning. Kristien is Professor at the University of South Florida, and 2016 Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Western Australia. Her research explores how densification contributes to improving our cities. Kristien is the author of Self Made City. Berlin, Self-initiated Urban Living and Architectural Interventions, 2013 and Urban Living, Strategies for the Future, 2015, (Jovis Publishers). Kristien was the founding Director of the DAZ German Center for Architecture in Berlin (2004 -2011), the co-founder of the gallery Suitcase Architecture (2001 – 2005) in Berlin and continues to curate exhibitions on current architectural topics.