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Advisory Board

The Flussbad Berlin advisory board is made up of enthusiastic and dedicated members drawn from professional fields that reflect the wide scope of the project, including architecture, law, urban planning, environmental protection and sustainability.

The Flussbad Berlin Association has enjoyed the support of a distinguished advisory board since January 2014. The board consists of six experts active in the fields of architecture and planning, art and culture, social science and politics. The members accompany the overall development of the association and also advise the management board with regard to content, organisation and strategic affairs. Advisory board members also act as ambassadors of the Flussbad and its goals at home and abroad.

The following individuals have been on the Flussbad advisory board since its inception:

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Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss

Kristin Feireiss is a curator, author and publisher. In 1980, after completing her studies in art history and philosophy in Frankfurt, she co-founded the Architekturgalerie Aedes iwith Helga Retzer († 1984) in Berlin, which she has co-managed together with Hans-Jürgen Commerell since 1994. She was director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute from 1996 to 2001 and headed up the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale from 1996 to 2000. She was also a juror in Venice in 2012. Kristen Feireiss has been on the jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and an honorary member of the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) in London since 2013. She has also been on the advisory board of Flussbad Berlin since its inception. Kristin Feireiss has received many awards, including the German Federal Cross of Merit (2001), an Honorary Doctorate from the Wilhelmina Universität Braunschweig (2007) and the “Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion" (2013).

Herbert Lohner

Herbert Lohner is a biologist and head of nature conservation at the non-governmental environmental protection organisation known as BUND in Berlin.

Dipl.-Ing. Ulla Luther

After studying architecture at TU Hannover, Ulla Luther was active as a tenured planner in various positions in Hannover, Hamburg, Lübeck and Berlin. For example, she was state councillor for Building, Transport and Urban Development in Bremen and managing director of the Berlin Land Development Company, BLEG. Today, she works as a city planner, architect, juror, independent consultant and presenter in Berlin. She is also chairman of the Design Council in Potsdam. In addition to her membership in the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning (DASL), the Berlin Chamber of Architects, the Baukultur Foundation and the Werkbund, she is also on the advisory board of the Flussbad Berlin and the German City and Property Development Company (DSK).

Jürgen Mayer H.

Juergen Mayer H. studied at Stuttgart University, The Cooper Union and Princeton University. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide and is part of numerous collections including MoMA New York and SF MoMA and also private collections. National and international awards include the Mies-van-der-Rohe-Award-Emerging-Architect-Special-Mention-2003, Winner Holcim Award Bronze 2005 and Winner Audi Urban Future Award 2010. Jürgen Mayer H. has taught at Princeton University, University of the Arts Berlin, Harvard University, Kunsthochschule Berlin, the Architectural Association in London, the Columbia University, New York and at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is member of the advisory boards at Princeton University Architecture School, The Bauhaus Stiftung Dessau, Make Shift Architecture Festival Berlin 2015 and Flussbad Berlin e.V..

Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer

Harald Welzer teaches transformation design at Universität Flensburg and social psychology at the University of St. Gallen. He is also the director of the non-profit sustainability foundation known as FUTURZWEI. Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit zur Förderung alternativer Lebensstile und Wirtschaftsformen". His work focuses on memory and tradition, the psychological history of the holocaust and research into violence, cultural science and the environment. He has published books on autonomy (Autonomie. Eine Verteidigung, co-authored with Michael Pauen, 2015), independent thought (Selbst denken. Eine Anleitung zum Widerstand, 2013) and the culture of German memory (Das Menschenmögliche: Zur Renovierung der deutschen Erinnerungskultur, co-authored with Dana Giesecke, 2012).

Dr. Cornelia Ziehm

Cornelia Ziehm is an attorney and expert in the field of consumer protection and law at the Deutsche Umwelthilfe environmental organisation. She is also a member of the advisory board of the citizens' alliance known as "BürgerEnergie Berlin".