Dr. Tatjana Schneider


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Having studied architecture in Germany and Scotland, Tatjana joined the School of Architecture in Sheffield in 2004. She has worked in architectural practice in Germany, was a founder member of the workers cooperative Glasgow Letters on Architecture and Space (G.L.A.S.) and the Sheffield-based research centre AGENCY.

She currently also holds the post of Professor for History and Theory of the City at Hafencity University, Hamburg.

Tatjana’s work is concerned with the social and economic mechanisms of the production of the space. She understands architecture as a collaborative, empowering and essentially political discipline.

This focus takes various expressions: sometimes, it is formulated visually or in written form as critique against normative intellectual and pedagogical tendencies; in other instances, it is expressed through direct spatial interventions; and, occasionally, it takes activist dimensions.

The main funded research projects she has been working on over the past years include ‘m-NAP’ (with M Edwards), ‘Flexible Housing’ (with J Till), ‘Spatial Agency’ (with J Till) and ‘Right to Build’ (with A Parvin, D Saxby of 00:/ architecture and C Cerulli).

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