Anupama Kundoo discusses the potential of architecture to address complex intersections of urbanization, people, technologies, resources, and the environment within the context of growing affordability issues. Her practice, the result of her quest for knowledge to build appropriately, considers projects as opportunities to build knowledge. Architecture is the result of building processes, and time needs to be invested despite the sense of urgency triggered by rapid urbanization.
Anupama Kundoo graduated from University of Mumbai in 1989 and received her PhD degree from the TU Berlin in 2008. Her research-oriented practice has generated people centric architecture based on spatial and material research for low environmental impact while being socio-economically beneficial. Her body of works is currently exhibited as a solo show ‘Taking Time’ at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark till 16 May 2021. She has taught Architecture and Urban Management at various international universities strengthening her expertise in rapid urbanization and climate change related development issues, and was the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University in Spring 2020. She is currently Professor at Potsdam School of Architecture, Germany.
Eike Roswag-Klinge is one of the initiators and directors of ZRS Architekten Ingenieure Berlin, which was founded in 2003. Since 2017 he is chair of the Natural Building Lab at Technische Universität Berlin. For more than 20 years, Eike has been researching on climate and resource adaptive, human architecture in different climatic zones, which forms the basis for his teaching, design and construction projects. His projects demonstrate a great variety and range from schools out of earth and bamboo in the global south, over heritage rehabilitation project in the Middle East and Europe up to housing, production buildings and schools out of timber, earth and natural fibre insulation in Europe. His research is focused on climate and cultural adaptive architecture with a specific emphasis on low-tech building systems. The projects he has worked on were awarded with the Aga Khan Award 2007, KAIROS Europäischer Kulturpreis 2015, Holcim Award 2011, Gold in Asia Pacific and others.