Philipp Oswalt, architect and writer, born in 1964 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), lives in Berlin and Dessau. From 1988 to 1994 worked as editor for the architectural journal "Arch+". In 1996/97 work for the 'Office for Metropolitan Architecture'/Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam. Visiting Professor for Design at the Technical University Cottbus (2000-2002). Professor for Architecture Theory and Design at Kassel University (since 2006).
He won 1998 the international competition for the design of the memorial site of the “Former Women Concentration Camp Ravensbrück” (1. Phase realized). Initiator and Coordinator of the European Research project ‘Urban Catalysts’ (2001 – 2003) on temporality in urban space, financed by the European Commission (program ‘City of Tomorrow’). Chief Curator of the international Research and Exhibition Project ‘Shrinking Cities’ for the German cultural foundation (2002 – 2008), co-curator of Volkspalast 2004 (cultural use of the former Palast der Republik Berlin). Since 2009 director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.