Antje is an architectural designer and educator whose research explores the agency of design (and designers) at the intersection of citizen-led and city-regulated processes. Her work investigates tools for citizen engagement in the formation of urban space, new forms of collective living, and the agency of architecture vis-a-vis the current housing crisis. Antje is an Associate Professor at California College of the Arts where she chairs the Bachelor of Architecture program and co-directs the Urban Works Agency research lab. She is also a co-founder of ideal X, a design consultancy focused on the potentials of public spaces in transition. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from University of California, Berkeley, where she was a John K. Branner Fellow, an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Technische Universitaet Berlin, and a professional degree in Interior Architecture from Hochschule fuer Technik Stuttgart.