Habitat Unit

Student Assistant

Elise Nguyễn

 E. Nguyen

elise.nguyen@campus.tu-berlin.de

Habitat Unit, Room A 624
T + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21908
F + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21907

Curriculum Vitae

Elise Nguyen has started working as a student assistant at the Habitat Unit supporting the teaching team in November 2019. She then additionally joined the team for the 'PolyUrbanWaters' research project in 2021.

Elise completed her Bachelor studies in Architecture at the RWTH Aachen in 2018 with an exchange semester at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Rome. For her Bachelor thesis, she proposed a strategy for redevelopment of unfinished public buildings in Sicily. During her internship at Laura Alvarez B.V. in Amsterdam, she focused on a participatory spatial intervention in the housing settlement of Molenwijk. In 2020, she joined Dr. Alexander Stumm as a student assistant in teaching a course in Architectural History at the Vietnamese German University in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. Besides her interest in developing SDG strategies for global cities, she is also researching on Community Based Design processes and puts focus on an intersectional approach in urban planning and architecture.

Education+

2022
Exchange Semester in Architecture, Università degli Studi Genova

Since 2019
Master of Science in Architecture (M.Sc.), TU Berlin

2018
Exchange Semester in Architecture, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

2015-2018
Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.Sc.), RWTH Aachen

Employment History+

Since 2021
Student Assistant for PolyUrbanWaters
Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

Since 2019
Student Assistant for Teaching
Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

2020-2021
Student Assistant
Vietnamese German University, Ho Chi Minh City

2019
Intern
Laura Alvarez B.V.

2016-2018
Student & Marketing Assistant
Velocity Aachen GmbH

Publications+

Book contributions

(2021) Kampf um Land - Ziviler Widerstand gegen die Zementindustrie in Vietnam und Indonesien. With Kallenberg, R. in: Stumm, A./ Lortie, V. (Eds.) Überbau - Produktionsverhältnisse der Architektur im Anthropozän. pp. 23-28

Grants, Awards and Fellowships+

2022
Erasmus+ Scholarship, Università degli Studi Genova, IT

2021
DAAD Travel Grant - Building Refugees Integration through Urban Development and Social Work in Irbid, Jordan

2020
DAAD Travel Grant - Wits-TUB Urban Lab at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (cancelled due to COVID)

2022
Erasmus+ Scholarship, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, IT

Professional and Academic Affiliations+

2021 - present
Co-founder of ifa_diaspora, Student Collective