PhD Candidate
Clara Teresa Pollak, M. A. (TUM) 

Room: 0345

Clara Teresa Pollak studied architecture at the University of Liechtenstein (B. Sc.) and at the Technical University of Munich (M.A. TUM). During her studies, she received several awards, including the Christiane Thalgott Prize for the design project "Umgang gestalten - Das Pharaohaus in München" (2019, in collaboration with Isabel Bommes-Fernandez at the Chair of Modern Monument Conservation, Prof. Dr. Andreas Putz). During her master's studies, she was employed as a student assistant at the Chair of Architectural History and Curatorial Practice and at the Architekturmuseum TUM. 2017-2021, she worked as an architect and urban planner in Zurich.

Pollak started her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andres Lepik in October 2020. In her thesis, she is reconstructing and analyzing CIAM’s (Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne) exhibitions. From 2020-2021, she conducted research at the gta Archive of ETH Zurich, and in the summer of 2022 she participated in the “Doctoral Research Residency Program of the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) in Montréal and conducted research at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. She presented her research inter alia at Columbia University, New York (2019) at the gta Institute of ETH Zurich (2021) and at the Canadian Center for Architecture, Montréal (2022).

She is a recipient of a PhD grant from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (2020 - ongoing).

Dissertation project:
“CIAM's Exhibtions, 1928-1959. The Unknown Display of Modernism.”