Public space design
She is an architect and graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at Warsaw University of Technology where she undertook her doctoral studies under the guidance of Professor Ewa Kuryłowicz.Her thesis was titled “Banqueting and feasting places in cities as an illustration of the intermingling of popular culture with high culture in architecture”.
She undertook her research thanks to a grant from the Dean’s Office and a two-year scholarship in 2010 from the Development Programme of Warsaw University of Technology and an academic scholarship from Warsaw University of Technology. She began her research, which focused on the concepts of modern feasting and the relationship between architecture and culture, by being part of the EU “Culture and the City” Future Urban Research in Europe Programme in Karlskrone, Sweden in 2007-2008. The research was published in the book “The Cultural Regeneration of Cities”. She has given lectures, seminars and run projects at the Independent Section of Design and Theory of Architecture for masters students at Warsaw University of Technology.
She teaches design in the Department of Design at the Faculty of Design at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. She publishes and takes part in numerous international workshops and conferences and also discusses her newest creations on Polish National Radio. She also worked professionally at Kuryłowicz & Associates in Warsaw.
She has been running her own architecture and interior design studio, Lorens, for a few years now (www.lorenslorens.pl). Anna (together with Marek Lorens) were prize winners at “Architecture of Necessity” in Virserum Konsthall in Sweden in 2010 (modern straw houses). They have exhibited their work at Open Programme Łódź Design and at Fuorisalone 2012 in Milan where they had their own Lorens stand in Ventura Lambrate.