Franziska Ritter


1999-2007 study of architecture, film and photography at Technical University Berlin and University of North London (Architecture diploma thesis on “Poetic Space”); scholarship „Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“ (German National Academic Foundation), DAAD and Erasmus. Since 2004 freelancer in the field of architecture communication and culture management for Goldmann PR München and AKM Ute Heimrod Berlin. 2004 internship at stageworkshop Bayerische Staatsoper München; 2006 and 2007 stage design assistance at Staatsoper Berlin (Peter Mussbach “Armida” and Nigel Lowery „La clemenza di Tito“, 2008 stage design assistance Opera du Rhin Strasbourg / France (Andreas Baesler “Fidelio”). 2006 founding of architectural office “studio ritter”, worked as an architect.

2008-2014 assistent professor, since then project director at master programme Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum TU Berlin, lecturer at Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin programme theatre and Master degree course of architecture TU Berlin. 2014-2016 Franziska Ritter directed the DFG research project “Collection of Theatre Architecture” and  she is currently doing her doctorate in the DFG research project THEATERBAUWISSEN at the Institute for Art Studies and Historical Urban Studies at the TU Berlin (2021-2023).

She continues her research on digitality in theatre and the communication of cultural heritage on behalf of the German Theatre Technology Association: since 2018, Franziska Ritter has been working with Pablo Dornhege on the research project “Im/material Theatre Spaces” to investigate the potential that digital tools such as virtual and augmented reality can generate in a theatre context and is the DTHG’s Commissioner for Digitality and New Technologies, project manager of digital.DTHG.

As freelancing flutist she plays in several orchestras and ensembles and is artistic director of 1:1 CONCERTS.