Team

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Wouter Vanstiphout is professor of Design & Politics. He is an Architectural Historian and a founding member of Crimson Architectural Historians. He has written extensively on urbanism, specializing in the urban renewal of post war cities. As a practitioner he has directed the renewal of the Dutch industrial satellite town of Rotterdam: Hoogvliet and advises municipalities, the national government, housing corporations and Project Developers on matters relating to urban renewal, cultural heritage and spatial and urban politics. Since 2012 he is member of the national advisory council on the environment and infrastructure (RLI).
Contact: W.A.J.Vanstiphout@tudelft.nl

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Mike Emmerik is educated as an Urbanist at Delft University of Technology. He works for the chair of Design as Politics since 2012, where he currently holds the position of teacher. Besides his work for the chair, he works as an independent designer and researcher on issues at the intersection of urban design and policy. His projects include advisory work for local municipalities, a study for Architectuur Lokaal on the role of design in relation to a new spatial planning law (de omgevingswet), and the assistance of the Government Advisor for Infrastructure and City on projects related to rail infrastructure and train stations. Contact: M.J.Emmerik@tudelft.nl

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Jelte Boeijenga is researcher in the field of spatial planning, design and the interaction with policy and politics. He has worked on national planning issues in the Netherlands and in Flanders, often collaborating with other offices. He has published extensively, including the Vinex Atlas (2008) and Landscape Architecture and Town Planning in the Netherlands (ed. 2010). Boeijenga graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology. For Design as Politics, Jelte conducts the research on Design and the ‘Omgevingswet’, the Environmental Planning Law for the Netherlands which will come into force in 2018. Contact: J.Boeijenga@tudelft.nl

Nurul Azlan is a PhD Candidate at Design as Politics. An architect trained at the University of Technology Malaysia, she received a Masters in Architecture (Urban Design) from the Bartlett, UCL in 2007. Her research interest lies in the power structure that shapes and governs public space in postcolonial societies, and how social media plays a role in redistributing that power and reshaping the public sphere.

Nurul Azlan is a PhD Candidate at Design as Politics. An architect trained at the University of Technology Malaysia, she received a Masters in Architecture (Urban Design) from the Bartlett, UCL in 2007. Her research interest lies in the power structure that shapes and governs public space in postcolonial societies, and how social media plays a role in redistributing that power and reshaping the public sphere. Contact: n.a.b.azlan@tudelft.nl

Els Leclercq is PhD researcher at Design as Politics. She is an experienced urban designer and a published researcher. She is director of the urban design practice Studio Aitken, both based in London and Rotterdam. Her design expertise lies in delivering a range of planning, design and development projects for the public and private sectors including urban analysis, design, masterplanning and project management. In her research she focuses on whether the European ‘urban renaissance’ of the late 20th and early 21st centuries has delivered the regenerative revival it promised to deliver, particularly concentrating on the privatisation issues related to the production of space. Contact: e.m.leclercq@tudelft.nl

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Rachel Keeton is a PhD candidate at TU Delft under the Design as Politics chair. An architect by training, Keeton has worked in the field of urban research for the last ten years, specializing in contemporary new towns in Asia and Africa as a researcher with the International New Town Institute (INTI). She is a co-editor of the forthcoming book Urban Africa: A Handbook for New Planned Cities (Nai010, 2017) together with Michelle Provoost, and author of Rising in the East: Contemporary New Towns in Asia (SUN, 2011), as well as journal and magazine articles related to new town development. She lectures regularly at international venues such as the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Harvard University and UN Habitat Expert Group Meetings. In 2016 her PhD research ‘Making the Adaptive African New Town’, (with promoters Wouter Vanstiphout and Han Meyer), received a Delft Global Development Fellowship. The project is co-funded by INTI.

Azadeh is a PhD researcher at Design as politics. An architect trained at Tehran Azad University of fine art and She received her master in Urbanism from Delft University of Technology. She is currently a researcher at the department of Urbanism Tudelft. Her research interest focuses on the history and theory of modernity, architecture and urban planning in developing countries and in particular Iran. Her current research aims to understand Tehran’s contemporary form of urbanization and offers a critical analysis of unique experience of Tehran modernization and urban development. In 2014 she curated the first ever Iranian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Azadeh has worked with Volume magazine, Al Manakh (Archis / AMO), OMA (Rotterdam), the NAi, and previously in Tehran with UNESCO and Iran Cultural Heritage Organisation. Contact:a.mashayekhi@tudelft.nl
Azadeh is a PhD researcher at Design as politics. An architect trained at Tehran Azad University of fine art and she received her master in Urbanism from TUDelft. She is currently a researcher at the department of Urbanism Tudelft. Her research interest focuses on the history and theory of modernity, architecture and urban planning in developing countries and in particular Iran. Her current research aims to understand Tehran’s contemporary form of urbanization and offers a critical analysis of unique experience of Tehran modernization and urban development. In 2014 she curated the first ever Iranian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Azadeh has worked with Volume magazine, Al Manakh (Archis/AMO), OMA (Rotterdam), the NAi, and previously in Tehran with UNESCO and Iran Cultural Heritage Organisation. Contact:a.mashayekhi@tudelft.nl
Lena Knappers

Lena Knappers is a student assistant of Design as Politics. She has her BSc in Architecture and is currently doing her Master’s programme in Urbanism at the TU Delft. In 2013/2014 she studied architecture and urban planning at the Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. Contact: L.Knappers@tudelft.nl

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Nina Bohm is a student assistant at Design as Politics. She has a BSc degree in Architecture and she is currently studying in two different Master programmes: Urbanism and Science Communication, both at the TU Delft. In 2012 she studied at the University of Bath in England. At the chair of Design as Politics she is working on a research on the role of design in relation to the dutch spatial planning law (de omgevingswet).
Contact: N.L.Bohm@tudelft.nl

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