Born in Constance (Germany), Jana Revedin is an architect, the holder of a PhD in architectural and urban science and a full professor of architecture and urbanism. She studied architecture and urbanism in Buenos Aires, Princeton and the Politecnico di Milano and started teaching as an assistant to Aldo Rossi at IUAV University in Venice. It was at IUAV Venice that she presented her doctorate on: “The role of public space in the development of citizens and of democracy in the thinking of the German reform movement of the Bauhaus”.
Since receiving her authorisation to direct scientific research from the Italian Ministry of Universities and Scientific Research in 2000, she has been appointed as an associate professor of architecture and urbanism at Beuth University in Berlin and the University of Umeå and a full professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. In 2016, she was appointed a full professor of architecture and urbanism at the École spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. She was also a visiting professor at ENSA Lyon from 2017 to 2019 and is a member of the ENSALLAURE Research Laboratory “Environment, city, society” of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).
In 2005, she was appointed by the European Commission as the Curator of the first European student compet it ion for sustainable architecture (gau:di), whose winning projects were exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In 2006, she created the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture under the pat ronage of UNESCO, which is presented every year to five architects engaged in research into new architectural and urban ethics. The movement has given birth to a global collect ive (80 laureates from five continents between 2007 and 2023) that is devoted to exchange and experimentation in both the technical and scientific fields. In 2022, she curated the exhibit ion “Terre! Land in Sight! ”, which was produced by the Cité de l ’architecture & du patrimoine and formed the international section of the Biennale Architecture et Paysage d’I le de France at Versailles.