The Aga Khan Public Lecture. (Presented by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University.)
Anna Heringer, born 1977, spent one year in Bangladesh learning about development, and since then, has been involved in development work. She studied architecture at the University of Arts Linz/ Prof. Roland Gnaiger, where she graduated in 2004 with her diploma: “School-handmade in Bangladesh.” She realized the “Handmade-school” in partnership with Eike Roswag and together with a team of craftsmen from Bangladesh and Europe in 2005/06. She continued her work in Bangladesh by implementing her ideas of sustainable architecture in rural housing projects. An important focus of her work is the training of young architects in various lectures and hands-on workshops. In 2008 she taught at the Stuttgart University and since 2008 she has lead the studio “BASEhabitat – architecture in developing countries” at the University of Art in Linz where she is a visiting professor. In 2010 she received the nomination as Honorary Professor of the UNESCO Chair “Earthen Architecture”.
Anna Heringer has won several international awards, among them the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the AR Emerging Architecture Award (2006 and 2008), the Archiprix-Douglas Award for the world’s best graduation projects.