Antonia Rudnay, Austria
Landscape Architect & Social Urbanist
Pursuing her interest at the interface of social, ecological and political spheres, Antonia started her training as a landscape architect at the University of Horticulture in Vienna, Austria, followed by a year at the Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary. It was during this time that her interest in the interconnection of culture and physical space awoke. Indeed, it were the different cultural perceptions leading to altered interactions of people in these very spaces that were at the core of her studies.
To further explore these questions pertaining to space, Antonia obtained a bachelor degree of Landscape Architecture at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in 2014. Thereafter she embarked upon a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, graduating in May 2016. At Harvard, Antonia refined her approach in a variety of projects dealing with contemporary architectural sites in the U.S., as well as in Mexico, Colombia and Israel, and their respective social issues.
In this vain, Antonia continues to explore the impact of spatial patterns on socio-political conditions, focusing especially on issues of inclusion and exclusion. One of her projects in this field was shown at the Designing Justice Exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design held in spring 2016. Upon graduating, Antonia started working for the Munich based office of “mahl gebhard konzepte”. There she is targeting urban projects, concerning integrated development concepts for small towns in the region of Swabia. Currently, Antonia is involved with the design of a recreational park leading through the town center of Simbach, which will cater to the demands of an urban public space, as well as protect the town from floods, which caused casualties the previous year.