Ana Zatezalo Schenk

Ana Zatezalo Schenk


Ana Zatezalo Schenk is today living and working in Berlin, she is a French architect and academic with roots in Yugoslavia.

Founder of Sinestezia Architects with offices in Berlin and Belgrade, co-founder of the Animalesque Lab in Berlin, a research and development branch of the Architectural Associatuon School of Architecture in London, UK and a teacher at the Technical University Carollo Wilhelmina in Braunschweig, Germany.

Organizer of conferences and speaker, Schenk aims to combine biotic and anthropogenic worlds such as City on Water (2010), Waterfronts (2011), Hortitecture 01 (organiser in 2015 and follow-up 2016 and 2017), Hortitecture Seminar (2015), Bio Berlin (2016), Animal Spaces Workshop (2016), Animal Farming and Staples of the Future ( 2016), Insectarium Sessions (2017-2018).  Participant and Jury member at Columbia University, Dessau Institute of Architecture, Penn University, Pratt Institute, Ecole d’Architecture Paris Villemin, Ecole d’ Architecture de Rouen, TU Berlin and AEDES. Her architectural work centres around empathy, she has realised around 40 projects mostly for private clients, tracing life and well-being of her clients years long after the project is done. Her project ‘slide beyond’ won the Mictohousing competition. Ana’s designs work with behaviours of synaesthesia and environmental data. Ana’s PhD research explores sensor-based interactive and immersive environments.

Prior to founding Sinestezia in 2006; was an Exhibition Designer at GSAPP, Columbia University under Professor Evan Douglis (2001-2002), a lead designer at Archi-Tectonic in New York City from 2002 to 2006. From 2007 to 2010, she was Director of Belgrade waterfront development responsible for the 100 Ha Masterplan at the Port of Belgrade, working closely with Daniel Libeskind Architects, ARUP and Gehl Architects.