Úrbanistan is an architecture practice engaging at the intersection of architecture, art, and urban culture. Working on diverse projects that range from spatial, strategic, and urban design to publishing, curating, and filmmaking.
Anna María Bogadóttir is the founder and owner of Úrbanistan. She is a licensed architect focusing on architecture as a cultural and critical practice. She works with heritage as a creative force in architecture and channels her work across the mediums and platforms of literature, visual arts, and architecture.
In 2021 Úrbanistan premiered Interment (is. Jarðsetning) Anna María's first film as part of the official selection of RIFF, Reykjavík International film festival, and co-published Anna's book with the same title in collaboration with Angústúra publishers in 2022: An auto-fictive work that blends research into linear building industries and architecture history with personal discoveries of the embodied experience of being a living creature in a man-made environment.
Anna is an associate professor in architecture at the Iceland University of the Arts. She holds an M. Arch. from Columbia University, an M.A. in cultural studies from the University of Southern Denmark, and an M.Sc. in design, media, and communication from Copenhagen IT University.
Úrbanistan's list of clients and collaborators includes Iceland Design and Architecture, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík City, Nordregio, Nordic Innovation, Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, Kópavogur Municipality, Basalt Architects, Studio Granda and Angústúra Publishers.