Anja Humljan is an architect and performer behind the The Urban Yoga Platform, a transdisciplinary platform exploring space through the body, focusing on our connection to space, which humans forge with the measure, movement, gesture, and rituals of our bodies. The cornerstone of her work is a broad and deep understanding that the complexity of current issues in architecture mandate an approach that transcends the theoretic and academic with a significant, tangible act within space, and that the solution to all architectural problems are not necessarily to be found in a new building.
She has been engaged with methodology development for analyzing and documenting space, such as The Urban Scanners and video method P.l.e.s.. She is the author of The Urban Yoga book (2015), a contemplation into the aesthetics of architecture, the measure of humanity and the depths of our soul. It contains treatises on the topic and The Urban Yoga Photos portraying an exposition of the body in various urban and intimate situations in New York, Madrid, Paris and Ljubljana. The book has been sold to 15 countries and received an honorable mention at Biennial for Visual Communications (2015).
Anja Humljan graduated from the Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana (2010), studied digital design at Aalborg School of Architecture, Denmark (2006), photography, video and sound at Edith Cowan University, Australia (2008) and was trained in dance and yoga in New York, USA. She exhibited an interactive pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale together with her Danish colleagues (2006). In 2008 she created Space Potential, a laboratory for experimental architecture, and used her experience to launch The Urban Yoga Platfrom in 2013.
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