Kristin Feireiss

Kristin Feireiss of Berlin, Germany, is an architecture curator, writer and editor. She studied art history and philosophy at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. In 1980, she founded (with Helga Retzer, d. 1984) the independent Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin as the first private architecture gallery in Europe. Since 1994 Feireiss has led this international platform in partnership with Hans-Jürgen Commerell and presented over 350 exhibitions and accompanying catalogues. Together with Commerell she initiated the ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory in 2009. She has received many honours and awards, such as the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2001), an Honorary Doctorate from the Carolo-Wilhelmina Technical University of Braunschweig (2007), the Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion (2013), and the Austrian Decoration of Honour for Science and Art (2016).