Habitat Unit

Doctoral Candidate

Ivan Rabodzeenko

Ivan Rabodzeenko


Room A 409
T + 49 – 30 – 314 –  75605/422588
F + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21907

Curriculum Vitae

Ivan Rabodzeenko has been a PhD student at Habitat Unit since October 2014. Ivan studied architecture and structural engineering at the University of Sheffield. Before beginning his research at Habitat Unit he has been engaged in the foundation and development of a not for profit local regeneration agency in Sheffield and has been working in the field of urban design and community-led planning.

Ivan's PhD looks at the role of the state in citizen-led urban development in vacant spaces, comparing Germany and UK.


Since 2014
Doctoral Candidate, TU Berlin

2007 – 2011
Masters of Engineering in Structural Engineering and Architecture (M.Eng. with Dual Honours), University of Sheffield

Employment History+

Since 2013
Co-Founder and Director
ChopShop CNC

Digital fabrication facility and design agency.

Since 2011
Co-Founder & Director
Shalesmoor, Kelham Island & Neepsend Network (SKINN)

A not for profit regeneration and design agency, Sheffield, UK.

Publicity and Development Officer
Creative Arts Development Space, Sheffield, UK.

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships+

Since 2014
DAAD Research grant
awarded for doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists. TU Berlin

RIBA North West Region
shortlisted for Forgotten Spaces Preston Ideas Competition

International competition winner for Vacancy_Budapest 2013