Philipp Meuser

Visiting Professor of Public Humanities PHUM 1805: Making the Invisible Visible: Global Urban Typologies in the 20th and 21st Century (Spring 2022)
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Born 1969, Managing director of Meuser Architekten GmbH and head of DOM publishers. From 1991 to 1995, studied architecture at the Berlin Technical University. From 1995 to 1996, editorial work for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland. Part-time postgraduate studies in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zürich), graduating in 1997. PhD on the Soviet Mass Housing (Berlin Technical University, 2015). Federal Cross of Merit for cultural and scientific exchange with the states of the former Soviet Union (2018).

From 1996 to 2001, policy advisor to the Senate Department for Urban Development as part of the Stadtforum Berlin. Visting Professorship at the Kazakh National Technical University, Almaty (2015). Tutor at the Strelka Institute Moscow (2016/2017) and the Architectural Association London (Easter Island Visiting School 2017). Since 2018 Honorary Professorship at the O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Ukraine. 2022 Visiting Professor of Public Humanities at Brown University, Providence/Rhode Island.

International planning and construction projects with particular emphasis on Eastern Europe and Muslim countries. Realisation of various buildings in Kazakhstan, including for the German, British, French, Swiss and Canadian embassies in Astana. Consultant to the Federal Foreign Office in crisis regions (Libya, Mali and Yemen) since 2012. Commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office to research safety and security of Diplomatic Missions (2013).

Selected Publications:

Theorising Architecture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Perspectives, Questions, and Concepts. Berlin 2021 (with Adil Dalbai and Livingstone Mukasa)

Sub-Saharan Africa. Architectural Guide. Berlin 2021 (edited with Adil Dalbai)

Prefabricated Housing. Construction and Design Manual. Berlin 2019

Towards a Typology of Soviet Mass Housing. Prefabrication in the USSR 1955–1991. Berlin 2015 (with Dimitrij Zadorin, Russian edition: 2018)