Karin Hartmann is an architect and an author as well as an associate member of the Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten (BDA). She researches, writes, and speaks on building culture and intersectional feminism. Since 2013 she has initiated artistic and architectural interventions in the urban fabric of Paderborn and written for both industry publications and her own blog. From 2016 to 2021 she was a policy officer at the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR). Karin Hartmann is first chairwoman of the North Rhine-Westphalia career network for women architects architektinnen initiative nw. In 2023 she is guest professor of the Claiming*Spaces Collective at the Technical University (TU) Vienna.


Gender equality and diversity in architecture, planning, and building are the topics on which I regularly give lectures. I also speak about feminist urban planning and the vision of a built environment planned by diverse teams and thus shaped by the realities of many. If you are you looking for a speaker for a key note, an impulse or a panel discussion please contact me at