Thomas Mann Fellows | 2022


Dipl.-Ing. Doris Kleilein | Architect. Author

Foto: fannikln
Foto: fannikln

Doris Kleilein, born in 1970 in Kronach, completed a journalistic traineeship in Nuremberg and studied architecture in Berlin and Winnipeg from 1992 to 1999. After graduating, she co-founded the architecture agency bromsky and worked as a freelance author for radio and print, focusing on architecture, the city and politics. From 2005 to 2018 she was editor of the architecture journal Bauwelt, where she mainly published on new housing models, urban development and the effects of migration on architecture and urban development.  In cooperation with Ballhaus Naunynstraße, she also curated performative courses in urban space. In 2014, Doris Kleilein was appointed to the women's advisory board of the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment, and she also lectures, discusses and teaches internationally. Since 2019, Doris Kleilein has headed the architectural book publishing house JOVIS in Berlin. 

Publications (Selection)

2018 | Stadtbauwelt 217 “Die Bodenfrage”, Bauverlag.
2017 | Stadtbauwelt 216 “Silicon Valley Urbanism”, Bauverlag.
2017 | Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country: Flüchtlingsbautenatlas, Ausstellungskatalog des Deutschen Architekturmuseums, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Frankfurt
2016 | Stadtbauwelt 212 “Exil Europa” mit Friederike Meyer, Bauverlag.
2012  | Stadtbauwelt 193 „Neue Haymat“, Bauverlag.

Lectures (Selection)

2017 | “Stadtentwicklung in der Migrationsgesellschaft – Klischees und Wirklichkeit”, Vortrag, Diskussion und Workshop, Geographisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
2016 | “Flüchtlingskrise? Wohnungsfrage!” HafenCityLecture im Rahmen der Reihe “Vom Kommen und Bleiben. Wie Migration Stadt produziert”, Hamburg
2016 | “Dialog extrem: Ankommen. Visionen für ein neues Berlin”, Technische Universität Berlin

Awards (Selection)
2017 | Nomination for the Award of the German Architecture Museum

2001 | Honorable mention Europan Austria E6

1996 | Grant of the Technical University in Berlin for Architecture Studies abroad in Winnipeg / Canada

Project Description

Doris Kleilein and Friederike Meyer explore, how a planning structure can look that propose new forms of living together based on changing heterogenous societies—whether in relation to habitation, use of public space or expression of religion. Together, Kleilein and Meyer are planning to research the work of US American architecture firms that work in the field of Public Interest Design and to show their results in an exhibition.