Marta H. Wisniewska

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Born 1985, Poland
Master of Architecture, ZUT Szczecin, 2011
Location: Zürich

Researcher and teaching assistant at the Chair of Architecture and Construction ETH Zürich/FCL Singapore 2012-present / Lecturer and Architectural Program Coordinator at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development 2011-2012 / Consultancy Project Coordinator at Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development EiABC 2011-2012

Marta H.Wisniewska is currently working as a researcher and a teaching assistant at the Assistant Professorship of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zürich and the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. The output of her engagement at FCL include organization of a ‘Constructing Waste’ seminar (2012, Singapore) for doctoral students and curating or working on several exhibitions, such as ‘Constructing Waste’ (2012, Singapore), ‘FCL Midterm’ (2013, Singapore) and ‘Future Cities Laboratory Exhibition’ (2014, Zurich). Prior to her engagement at ETH Zurich, she was working as a lecturer and 1st year architectural program coordinator at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development in Addis Ababa. In 2011, EiABC Student Council recognized her commitment with a ‘Best Teaching’ award. Together with Felix Heisel she is practicing architecture in Ethiopia with the design for MULU, a sustainable container village in Addis Ababa, constructed out of 120 oversees shipping containers compiling 29 housing and industrial manufacturing units.

In 2014 Marta H. Wisniewska has published ‘Building from waste: Recovered Materials in Architecture and Construction’ (2014, Birkhäuser, together with Dirk E. Hebel and Felix Heisel), based on her Waste Research. Apart from that she has contributed texts to such entities as ‘ETH Intranet’ (2014), ‘Architektura i Biznes’ (2012, 2013), ‘Construction Ahead’ (2012), ‘Building Ethiopia: Sustainability and Innovation in Architecture and Design’ (2012, EiABC)