Andrea Börner

Andrea Börner is an architect, lecturer and researcher at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, where she heads the Urban Strategies department at the Institute of Architecture (IoA). In her teaching and research, she addresses contemporary and future living environments in narration, mapping and film, with a particular interest in time-based concepts of space. In 2013/14, she was also a GLC (Geography, Landscape, Cities) lecturer at the Institute of Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. As instructor and coordinator of the Postgraduate Program Urban Strategies at die Angewandte (2011-2015), she investigated coastal cities on the fringes of Europe – Beirut, Lisbon, Dublin, Athens – and was project coordinator of the Intra-Island Joint International Master TPAI - Territorial Planning Art, Design and Innovation, New Zealand, Sardinia. In 2016/17, she co-directed two crossover studios at the IoA (Energizing Vienna, Urban Ecologies 4.0), and was a partner project-leader of the European Mobility Project Active Public Space. Her own work, her collaborative work and her students’ work has been presented, exhibited and discussed in a diversity of settings, ranging from the Venice Biennale 2006 and 2015, traveling exhibitions touring educational institutions, cultural centres and off-spaces in Berlin, Beirut, Belfast and Amsterdam 2010/2011, to gallery shows in conjunction with the Vienna Art Week 2019. Her current research addresses the spatiality of the sea to revisit questions on the urban condition emphasizing trans-scalar and non-linear imaginaries in architectural and urban thinking.