Baerbel Mueller

Baerbel Mueller is a practising architect and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Ar-chitecture (IoA) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria. She began working on spatial and cultural contexts in the early years of her architectural education, and her pro-jects and teaching eventually grew to encompass a wide scope of work in Africa and the Middle East. Her site-specific approach explores the integration of local knowledge and experience into design, opportunities for improvisation, different ways of problem-solving and the implementation of long-term strategic objectives. Her lab [APPLIED] FOREIGN AF-FAIRS at die Angewandte deals with social and ecological challenges, planning and design in rural communities, and cultural conservation and regeneration, where the essence of creative dialogue is at the heart of her methodology.