Tatjana Schneider

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Tatjana Schneider is a Professor for Architectural Theory and Head of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and the City (GTAS) and the Architecture and Engineering Collection (SAIB) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig.

In the face of the climate emergency, wider epochal transformations and increasing socio-spatial inequalities, his work is concerned with case studies that promote principles of common good and justice. It focuses on how we can resist violent—exploitative, speculative, and exclusionary—productions of architecture, city, and space.

It is important to her to address the impact of these changes on the profession, practice and education of spatial planners, architects, and city makers to shape other forms of organizing, working and producing. She is particularly concerned with the social, economic, and political parameters within and through which architectures and cities emerge, as well as the tools and methods that enable people to intervene transformatively in the production of space.

She is (co-)author or (co-)editor of books such as Flexible Housing (2007), Agency (2009), A Right to Build (2011), Spatial Agency (2011, 2016), Living the City. Of Cities, People and Stories (2020) and Making Futures (Spring 2022); currently working on a series of research projects that focus on spatial practice in the face of the climate emergency, most notably: Architecture after Architecture.  In 2021, she ran for mayor of the Braunschweig, city where she lives.