Marta H. Wisniewska
DIRECTOR ReAL, LECTURER CORNELL AAP - ARCHITECTURE
Marta H. Wisniewska is an architect and urban planner whose research and teaching promotes alternative building materials and investigates their applications in local building sectors in developed and developing territories. Wisniewska is a Lecturer at Cornell AAP and the Director of Regenerative Architecture Lab. She is also a faculty fellow at the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and a member of the graduate faculty in the field of architecture.
Influenced by her experiences researching and teaching in different contexts such as Ethiopia, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, and the U.S., she aims to activate new and alternative resources for unique and context-specific applications, aspiring to widen the architectural palette and support a circular economy paradigm for the building industry.
Wisniewska's work has been published in several books 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.