Ph.D., lecturer, architectural critic. Studied art history, German literature, history and philosophy at the universities of Freiburg, Tübingen and Krakow. Expert on architecture, urban planning and visual culture of Central and Eastern Europe from the Renaissance to the present. From 1995 works at the Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas in Leipzig. Currently takes part in the project Imaginations of Urbanity in the 20th Century.