Nina Valerie Kolowratnik
Architect, Researcher; Notational Systems, Migration and Human Rights

The Language of Secret Proof: Indigenous Truth and Representation, a book on the double bind of evidence-production within Native land claims, published by Sternberg Press in November 2019

“Significant Impact,” an essay co-written with Caitlin Blanchfield on the ongoing construction of militarized surveillance infrastructure on the Tohono O’odham Nation, published by e-flux architecture within the At The Border series in April 2020

— “Mapping Demands for an Architecture of Hospitality,” an essay co-written with Johannes Pointl on Austrian asylum accommodations and published in the edited volume Building Critique: Architecture and its Discontents by Spector Books in December 2019

“‘Persistent Surveillance’: Militarized Infrastructure on the Tohono O’odham Nation“ explores cartographies and counter-cartographies of surveillance, published in The Avery Review No. 40 (May 2019)

— Recipient of a 2018 Graham Foundation Research Grant

“Assessing Surveillance: Infrastructures of Security in the Tohono O’odham Nation,” a research report co-written with Caitlin Blanchfield and Ophelia Rivas, published in ED#1 (November 2017)

No Return To Normal: On Legal, Spatial and Time-Based Realities of Property Claims, Home Occupations and Exchanges, a research residency and solo-exhibition at Stacion Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo (2016+2017)

“Bewegung als ziviler Ungehorsam - Migration und Solidarität auf Lesbos,” a visual essay on refugee movements and aid organisation on Lesvos Island, co-written and drawn with Nora Akawi, Johannes Pointl and Eduardo Rega, published in Stadt Bauwelt#212/ 41: Exil Europa (December 2016)

— Movement as Civil Disobedience: Mapping Migration and Solidarity on Lesvos Island, an exhibition contribution to After Belonging, Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 with Nora Akawi, Johannes Pointl and Eduardo Rega

Recipient of the Deborah J. Norden Fund 2016 awarded by The Architectural League of New York

“On the hospitality of Austrian tourism establishments towards asylum seekers,“ a research report co-written with Johannes Pointl for the Austrian Pavillion Magazin, Venice Architecture Biennial 2016

Recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Artist Award in Experimental Tendencies in Architecture, awarded by the Austrian Federal Chancellery

Fluchtraum Österreich, guest edition of the quarterly magazin asyl aktuell #2/2015 co-edited with Johannes Pointl, published by Asylkoordination Österreich

“The Architect's Expertise in a Judicial Context,” a Funambulist podcast interview recorded on March 30, 2014