Marta H. Wisniewska is an architect and urban planner deriving her designs from an extended understanding of the genius loci with a special focus on local material availability, craftsmanship, and industrial processing skills.
Influenced by her experiences researching and teaching in contrasting contexts such as Ethiopia, Singapore, Switzerland, and Germany, she aims to activate new and alternative resources for unique and context-specific applications, aspiring to widen the architectural pallet.
Wisniewska’s work has been published in several book publications such as Building from Waste (Birkhäuser, 2014), Addis Ababa: a Manifesto on African Progress (Ruby Press, 2018), and City in Your Hands, ETH Zurich (2019). She holds an M.Sc. in architecture and urban planning from ZUT Szczecin, Poland.
Heisel, Felix, Kathie Hodge, Lori Huberman, Rebecca J. Nelson, Anil Netravali, Prabhu Pingali, Anthony Wenndt, and Marta H. Wisniewska. 2021. “MycoBuilt: Enabling Circular Construction with Fungi-Based Materials.” Atkinson Academic Venture Fund. Ithaca NY, USA: Atkinson Center for Sustainability, Cornell University. https://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/grants/avf/?ID=2021_Heisel.
Angélil, Marc, Katharina Blümke, Dirk E. Hebel, Jenny Rodenhouse, Bisrat Kifle, Felix Heisel, and Marta H. Wisniewska. 2021. “Quo Addis - Conflicts of Co-Existence?” Presented at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - Vennice Biennale, Venice, Italy, November 22. https://quoaddis.net.
Hebel, Dirk E., Felix Heisel, Marta H. Wisniewska, and Sophie Nash. 2018. Addis Ababa: A Manifesto on African Progress. 1st ed. Berlin, Germany: Ruby Press.
Hebel, Dirk E., Marta H. Wisniewska, and Felix Heisel, eds. 2014. Building from Waste, Recovered Materials in Architecture and Construction. Berlin, Germany and Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser. http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/355566.