Kristien Ring is an architect, curator and author, originally from Pittsburgh, but living in Berlin since 1991. Her interdisciplinary studio, AA PROJECTS, engages with future oriented themes in architecture and urban planning. Her research explores how densification contributes to improving our cities. Kristien is the author of Self Made City. Berlin, Self-initiated Urban Living and Architectural Interventions, 2013, and Urban Living, Strategies for the future, 2015, (Jovis Publishers).
Self Made City explores the self-determined design of spaces and buildings for living and working and their impact on the quality of urban development. Urban Living looks at components of urban development and affordable housing as strategies for the future.Her research explores how densification contributes to improving our cities.
Kristien was the founding Director of the DAZ German Center for Architecture in Berlin (2004 -2011), the co-founder of the gallery Suitcase Architecture (2001 - 2005) in Berlin and continues to curate exhibitions on current architectural topics.
Kristien is a 2016 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.