Anna Heilgemeir studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin and developed her thesis Coming through the Rye a large-scale urban-rural scenario of self-organized collectivization of land, space, economy and production for an affordable local food supply in Berlin – Brandenburg. She co-founded the interventionist artist collective L.A. Müller (L.A.M.) which makes social needs and social contradictions visible through oversized projections and interventionist performances in public spaces. Collaborating with clemens krug architekten, Hummel Architekten and the Mietshäuser Synikat (tenements syndicate), she has developed and implemented several projects for co-living and alternative property models.
Since 2014, she teaches at CUD, Chair for Urban Design at the TU Berlin. As part of the city- and housing activist movements, she works together with the Bündnis Stadt von Unten (Bottom-Up City) on developing large-scale alternative financial and property models for public housing with the goal to secure long-term access to inexpensive living- and working-conditions.