In fall 2021 Mathias is teaching Master students again at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam as part of the Urbanism department led by MLA+ director Markus Appenzeller, next to accompanying students for their final project.

This autumn’s design class is themed ‘altruism’ and addresses the urban, landscape and architectural design of a new district on a transformation location on the waterfront of the IJ river in Amsterdam. Central questions are what this new district can contribute to ‘the other’: this ‘other’ is chosen by the students, and can be the city, the region, designated groups in society or other species in the urban ecosystem. Final presentation will be 12th of October 2021.