Born in Egypt, education in the Netherlands and in Switzerland. Completing a Master of Architecture at the ETH in Zurich, she started her career at the Building Authorities of the city of Zurich; was chief editor of the weekly magazine tec21, then research assistant at the ETH Zurich and lecturer at the Hochschule Liechtenstein. Today she works as a freelance architecture critic and publicist and pursues a research at the interface of architecture and gender studies at the University of Basel, entitled «Zur Konstruktion des normativen ,Nutzers’ in Architektur und Städtebau der Moderne». She is married to an art historian and lives in Zurich and Fürstenaubruck.