Hanna Noller is a trained carpenter. After completing her apprenticeship, she studied business administration and architecture in Hamburg/Germany, Istanbul/Turkey and Stuttgart/Germany. Her work addresses themes at the intersection of crafts, architecture, urban planning and politics.
She has been researching and teaching at the Institute for Urban Planning and Design (Chair of Urban Planning and Design) at the University of Stuttgart since 2016. Noller collaborated with Sebastian Klawiter to submit a Master’s thesis entitled Stadtlücken (Gaps in the City) at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. In the course of this, Noller and Klawiter, together with a group of young designers, initiated the award-winning non-profit association Stadtlücken e.V.. With the development and application of the Stadtlücken strategy, the collective has, among other projects, laid the foundations for the Urbanes Experimentierfeld Österreichischer Platz (an urban experimental field), and inspired the further development and participatory process of the Church of St. Maria in Stuttgart.
Noller and Klawiter have worked regularly as lecturers at the State Academy of Fine Arts and the Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences. In June 2018, they took over the coordination of the research project Future City Lab – Reallabor für nachhaltige Mobilitätskultur (Real-world laboratory for sustainable mobility culture). As part of the Akademie Schloss Solitude fellowship, they investigate how experiences from temporary projects can be implemented in the context of long-term cooperative urban development under the heading Von temporär zu legendär (From temporary to legendary).