Karen Lee Bar-Sinai

PhD Candidate, Visiting Lecturer at TUM, 2021-2022

Postdoctoral Researcher, Professorship of Urban Design, TUM School of Engineering and Design


Academic Guests

The professorship is welcoming applications to act as a host for fellowship programs, for example Humboldt Research Fellowships , DAAD Fellowships or TUM Global Postdoc Fellowships. Applicants should see considerable synergies between their work and the work of the professorship of Urban Design and have outstanding credentials to be able to compete in these programs. To start the conversation with us, please send a 1-page CV and a 1-page description of your research aim to info.ud@ed.tum.de. We will get in contact with you if we see potential in developing a proposal together.


Former guests

Doc. sc. ETH Zurich, TUM University Foundation Fellow, 2021-2023

Postdoc, Professorship for Urban Design, TUM School of Engineering and Design

PhD, Anna Boyksen Fellow an der TUM, 2020-2023

Associate Professor, KTH School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Meike Schalk studied Architecture at the Hochschule der Künste (today UdK) in Berlin and the Architectural Association in London. She earned her doctorate in Theoretical and Applied Aesthetic of Landscape Architecture in 2007, from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Since 2015 she is tenured associate professor in Urban Design and Urban Theory and habilitated in Architecture, following her appointment as assistant professor in 2011 at KTH School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. At KTH-A, Schalk co-initiated the feminist educators and researchers group FATALE (Feminist Architecture Theory Analysis Laboratory Education), 2007-2012.

PhD, Visiting Lecturer at TUM, 2021-2022

Tom Shaked is an architect, computational designer, and postdoctoral fellow at the Chair of Urban Design at the Technical University of Munich. He received his B.Arch and M.A. from Tel Aviv University and is a two-time Azrieli Research Fellow (2012-2014, 2018-2020). His Ph.D. at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology focused on developing robotic tools for adaptive fabrication, integrating sensory data and manual capabilities into construction processes. His postdoctoral research focuses on collective robotic construction and autonomous systems in unstructured environments. Prior to his PhD, Tom developed and patented methods and tools for design, simulation, and fabrication in partnership with companies such as Apple and Nike. He has taught undergraduate and graduate architecture studios and advanced digital fabrication and robotics at the Technion IIT, Tel Aviv University, and Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture, France. He currently teaches a seminar on Precision Landscapes at TUM.

Prof.Dr., Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning

Bahar Gedikli is a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara. She received her undergraduate degree from the Department of City and Regional Planning in 1995, Master’s Degree from the Graduate Program of Urban Policy Planning in 1998, and PhD degree from the Graduate Program of City and Regional Planning in 2004 at METU. She went to Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Planning between 2001-2002 as a visiting student. Her research interests are sustainable urban planning/design, urban planning for climate change mitigation/adaptation, and contemporary planning approaches. She speaks English and Italian.

Dr. Ing., Architect Charlotte Lao Schmidt

Charlotte Lao Schmidt (°1982) is a spatial designer currently based on Bohol, the Philippines. She graduated, with distinction, as a Diploma Eng. Architect with speci- alisation in urban design, from Technical University Braunschweig, Germany (2010).

As an Architect and Urban Designer, she has been, amongst others, a collaborator with 51N4E in Brussels (2011-2019), working on a diverse set of projects on mul- tiple scales across Europe.

Since moving to the Philippines she has formed SOFT SPOT (2019), a collabo- rative space and practice on the fringe, hosting and building a cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary creative community through research, projects and experiences.

As a Scenographer she has contributed to the design of exhibitions on cultural and spatial themes, such as for IABR 2016 ‚The Next Economy’ in Rotterdam, ‘A good City has Industry’ at Bozar in Brussels, IABR 2018 ‚You are here’ at WTC in Brussels, ‚Urban Factory Today’ at Bozar in Brussels, and MOOI Festival 2018 at De Studio in Antwerp.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Matevž Juvančič

Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Matevž Juvančič is an architect, a teacher and a researcher at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana. His research work was initially focused on architectural education of general public and public participation. In later years, he has become fascinated by anonymous, generic elements in urban environments as well as more distinct ones, studying their significance in space orientation, space use and spatial character. His main research focus has recently shifted towards spatial semantics, spatial character in connection with identity issues, and fundamental questions related to what makes places recognizable and identifiable.  At the Faculty of Architecture, he is teaching at bachelor, master and doctoral level. Large proportion of his daily activities consist of Erasmus and other international exchange programmes management. He has been practicing architecture since 2002 and is a licensed architect.

contact: matevz.juvancic@fa.uni-lj.si

Born in Asola in 1985, Federico Marcolini studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano, IUAV in Venice and Technische Universität in Munich. After some years abroad as an architect, he started a PhD at Politecnico di Milano, ABC Department, in 2016. His research focuses on architecture and its role in the enhancement of decommissioned railways and their territories. Since 2016 he collaborates as teaching assistant in various design courses at Polo Territoriale di Mantova – Politecnico di Milano focused on the relationship between the ancient and the new in historical contexts such as Sabbioneta, Manova, Porto and Lisbon. In 2018, with the team of Polo Territoriale di Mantova held by Prof. Federico Bucci, Prof. Eduardo Souto de Moura, Prof. Angelo Lorenzi and Prof. Barbara Bogoni, he participated in the Piranesi Gran Prix de Rome Competition, winning the first prize.

contact: federico.marcolini@tum.de