Tanja Herdt is an architect and architectural historian currently teaching at Zurich University of the Arts. She holds a degree in architecture from the TU-Darmstadt and a Dr.sc. in architectural history from ETH Zurich. For her research she received fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation, from ETH Zurich, and the Canadian Centre of Architecture, Montréal. She is a registered architect and a member of the SIA. Her writings have been published in various architectural magazines and periodicals including "Die ZEIT," "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung."