Julia Krafft

BIOGRAPHY

Julia is an architect, researcher and passionate tutor with a focus on architectural identity as well as processes of architectural design. Julia works at MSP Architekten (Dresden) with responsibilites in early stage designing, especially competitions and tenders, as well as construction management. Beforehand, she gained experience in other architecture offices like Code Unique Architekten (Dresden) and Wuttke & Ringhof Arkitekter (Copenhagen). Since 2016, Julia also works as researcher and tutor at Dresden University of Technology, where she can share her passion for as well as experience in architecture with undergraduate and postgraduate students. In 2015, her work was rewarded with the Kurt-Beyer-Price, an award sponsored by german building industry to promote and support highly gifted students and young ambitious scientists.

FOCUS

At Dresden University of Technology Julia supervises the International Architecture Club, where researchers and students discuss their roots and homeland architecture as well as the influences of their origin on the own architectural identity. Each student has a cultural background that influences personal identity and architectural understanding. Moreover, every single student experienced different architectural spaces in their home countries as well as abroad. Those atmospheres and experiences influence the (architectural) identity. The personal experienced transformation of mind are analyzed, compared and visualized. The work of the IAC may lead to the development of new methods to create a differentiated vision for dealing with the issues of homeland and individual identity.