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M.A. Anna Hentschel

Academic Staff, Ph.D. Candidate


Anna Hentschel is a spatial strategist and combines her design practice with research on experimental design methods. She co-founded the urban game design network Invisible Playground in Berlin and created cultural formats at the intersection of play and urban society for more than ten years. Recently, she co-developed the knowledge transfer project cross:play at the Game Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW), where she also taught interdisciplinary courses. Anna holds a diploma in stage design and a master’s degree in spatial strategies, was a scholarship holder at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA), the Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa Kyoto, and architect-in-residence at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam. Since 2022, she has been a fellow at the DFG Research Training Group "Urban future-making: Professional Agency across Time and Scale" at HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU). Her PhD project focuses on the potential and evaluation of game-based methods for citizen participation in urban planning processes.