Anna Kirstgen is working as a researcher in the business unit Foresight for Strategy Development of the Competence Center Foresight since October 2021. Her work focuses on urban research, sustainable urbanization, and participatory design.
Previously, she worked in the foundation sector on the topic of sustainable futures with a special focus on sustainable urbanization processes in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Anna studied architecture at the Hafencity University in Hamburg and was a member of the International Doctoral Program "Spatial Research Lab – Urban Transformation Landscapes". In her doctoral thesis, she addressed the interplay of perception and effect of the built world by investigating the way in which space affects people and the means by which it is perceived.