In the photo: Conference AIDIA of Trieste, architect Maria Antonietta Cester Toso with Emilia Garda, MoMoWo Project Coordinator. Friday 14th, Emilia Garda and Caterina Franchini of the Politecnico di Torino-DIST have presented the MOMOWO project during the annual convention...
MoMoWo - Women's Creativity Since the Modern Movement added a new photo — at Dipshikha School.
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Anna Heringer was born on October 1977 in Rosenheim, Germany and raised in Laufen, a little town in the Austro-Hungarian border, near Salzburg. At nineteen years old, she lived in Bangladesh for almost a year.
Eight years later, in 2001, she graduated in Architecture from the University of Art and Design Linz in Austria. Soon after, between 2005 and 2006, she completed the construction of her world-renowned project, METI, her first handmade school built with bamboo and other local materials in Rudrapur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. First planned in 2004 as part of her thesis to obtain the degree in Architecture, the school was built in collaboration with Eike Roswag (the founder of the Natural Building Lab at the TU Berlin and co-initiator of Ziegert Roswag Seiler Architekten Ingenieure based in Berlin).
This project was one of the recipients of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007. Example of sustainable architecture, the project was praised not only for its simple, humane approach and beauty, but also for the level of cooperation achieved between architects, craftsmen, clients and users.
Anna Heringer vision is to explore and use architecture as a means to strengthen individual and cultural trust, support local economies and promote ecological balance. Her works, comprising mainly basic materials like dirt, mud, bamboo or cloth, all common in poorer areas of the world, encompass a spatial plasticity challenge. In her methodology, she likes to apply the following concept: specific place + specific context + communal creativity + local materials + local techniques + local potential, which then leads to each project embodying unique characteristics.
Throughout the years, she developed projects in Asia, Africa and Europe, as well as taught all over the world while being a guest teacher in many universities, including Stuttgart, Linz, Vienna and Zurich. Among the honours and prizes she received are: the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, AR Emerging Architecture Awards in 2006 and 2008, Loeb Fellowship at Harvard’s GSD and a RIBA International Fellowship. Her work was widely published and exhibited at New York’s MoMa exhibition, London’s V&A Museum and at Vienna Biennale, among other relevant venues. In 2013, with Andres Lepik and Hubert Klumpner, gives fruition to the “Laufenmanifesto”, where professionals and academics from all over the world can contribute in defining guidelines for a more humanistic design culture.
Maria Helena Souto with Danielle Tótola (IADE's Master Design student | MoMoWo Portuguese Team (IADE)
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MoMoWo - Women's Creativity Since the Modern Movement is feeling excited.
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MoMoWo partner ZRC SAZU prepared the exhibition ‘Female Pioneers in Slovenian Conservation’, which is under the patronage of the MoMoWo project and part of the European Heritage Days programme in Slovenia.
The exhibition proceeds from a series of three exhibitions, entitled ‘To the Fore: Pioneers in Slovenian Architecture, Civil Engineering and Design’, which were dedicated to female pioneers – the first pre- and post-war generations of female architects, civil engineers and designers.
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