Anna Astakhova graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in socio-economic geography and holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture and Urbanism (joint program of the London Metropolitan University and the Moscow School of Architecture MARCH).
Prior to the start of her career in architecture, Anna managed research projects in the field of spatial development. After graduating from the MARCH School, Anna interned at the bureau of Alexander Brodsky, and worked with several smaller bureaus. She is currently working with the boutique architectural bureau Pravda, which specializes in interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, cultural programming, and art, with a particular focus on the study of the place identity.
At the same time, Anna supervises and teaches the Architectural Imagination educational programme for teenagers at the MARCH School and runs the Design Studio at the Engineering Academy of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.