Jana Revedin, architect, PhD in architectural and urban sciences and full professor of architecture and urbanism, was born in Constance (Germany) in 1965. She studied architecture and urbanism in Buenos Aires, Princeton and Milan and taught at IUAV University in Venice as an assistant to Aldo Rossi. It was here that she presented her doctorate on the role of public space in the development of a democratic civic identity. Since receiving her authorisation to direct scientific research from the Ministry of Universities and Scientific Research in Rome in 2000 she has been appointed an associate professor of architecture and urbanism at Beuth University in Berlin and the University of Umeå in Sweden and a full professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden.
In 2016 she has been appointed a full professor at the École spéciale d’architecture (ESA) in Paris and commissioned to develop a two-year master’s programme “The collective factory: experimental open-work design”. In 2017 she was invited to join the École nationale supérieure d’architecture in Lyon (ENSAL) as a visiting professor and member of the LAURE (Lyon Architecture Urbanisme Recherche) Research Laboratory – which is part of the UMR 5600 “Environment, city, society” of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).
A UNESCO expert for sustainable development and the UNESCO delegate to the Education and Research Commission of the International Union of Architects (UIA), Jana Revedin is a leading campaigner for a paradigm change in the profession, evoking architecture´s reformatory mission.
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