Until now, I didn’t see myself as an artist. After my practical studies of landscape architecture, I was seeking freedom and therefore started to study architecture at an art academy rather than a university. This was probably the start of my career as »an artist.« During my fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude I was a cooperation fellow with Bosch GmbH and worked at their »Platform 12« as a »Strange Agent.« Suddenly there I was, the crazy artist, and not an architect anymore, which I considered myself at this point. First, the existence as an artist felt foreign. But after my further studies at the Academy of Arts in Berlin I decided to »step into the artist’s shoes.« But I’m not sure if they really fit me.
Isabel Zintl, Stuttgart/Germany — WimmelResearch-Fellowship 2016
After completing an apprenticeship as a florist, Isabel Zintl studied landscape architecture and urban planning in Weihenstephan and Berlin. In 2015 she finished her degree in architecture at the Academy of Arts and the University of Stuttgart. Apart from working with the University of Applied Sciences in Nürtingen, she has worked on application-oriented research at the University of Stuttgart and with offices like Guido Hager in Zurich, realgrün in Munich and HHF in Basel. Isabel Zintl was awarded for “Vertical Open Space” with the Polis Award 2016 and has been working as an assistant professor at the University of Stuttgart and as a lecturer in landscape architecture at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design since 2015. She founded her Studio for “Vertical Open Spaces” in 2014.
Isabel Zintl is a fellow in the framework of the »WimmelResearch-Fellowship«, a joint project between Robert Bosch GmbH, Akademie Schloss Solitude, and Wimmelforschung.