Architect and urban researcher; since April 2017 studio representative for Berlin in the Kulturwerk of bbk Berlin


Urban Development and Design / Citizen Participation / Transsectoral Cooperations (Politics, Culture, Economy, Civil Society) / Transparent Property Policy / Cultural Funding / Urban Commons


Born 1975 in Münster / 1998 -2004 Studies Architecture and Urban Design and Experimental Media Design in Berlin (UdK) / from 2004 Consultant and planner in the field of urban development 2006/2007 Assistant Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Art Copenhagen / 2013 PhD with Prof. Herrle (TU Berlin - Habitat Unit) on Urban Development in Istanbul / 2013-2017 Program Manager Funding Program "Actors of Urban Change" (Robert Bosch Foundation and MitOst eV) / since April 2017 studio representative for Berlin

As a city researcher active since 2012 within the framework of the Urban Research Group (URG) - Urban Commons at the Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Research at the Berlin Humboldt University. Was responsible for international scientific exchange as well as conferences and publications on neoliberal urban development, citizen participation, culture, and urban commons. You can find a complete list of my publications here.

In the field of cultural promotion from 2013 to 2017 program director of "Actors of Urban Change", a Europe-wide funding program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the association MitOst. In various European cities and beyond (including Bologna, Skopje, Porto or Krasnoyarsk) cultural initiatives and civil society groups have been supported to contribute to sustainable urban development and to cooperate with the local economy and city administration. A program description can be found here.


As a planner and expert Accompaniment of urban development projects, for example at the former flower wholesale market in Berlin Kreuzberg or together with the neighborhood management in Schillerkiez in Berlin.



© Martin Schwegmann 2019