Biography: Hannah Klug, graduated with an M.Sc. in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Stuttgart in 2016. Her interest in socially sustainable Architecture and participatory methods started during her academic study with the realization of a series of Design-Build Projects. Besides her studies, she gained practical and international experience in Chile and Peru, expanding her knowledge about participatory processes on community and regional planning scale.
Her practical work was combined with a high interest in Architecture Education, exploring new teaching methods and forms of practical learning processes. She has 2016 been teaching at the faculty of Architecture at University UCAL in Lima, Perú, where she set up a Design-Build Studio during the 3rd semester to confront architecture students with local urban reality and cooperative projects.
Since 2017 she has been a partner and executive director of the Lima-based Association IntuyLab, an urban laboratory interested in improving cities by converting them into more inclusive and human-oriented environments. She also worked as a consultant architect in the Urban95-Lima project, a project by Bernard-Van-Leer-Foundation, focussing on early childhood development in urban public space. In all projects, she gained a lot of experience in community engagement processes, focusing on participatory and interdisciplinary work on methods with students, civil society and policymakers.
Research Topic: The informal City as a Resource for Multiple and Mutual Learning Processes.