Philipp Misselwitz (*1974, Jena/ East Germany) is an architect, urban researcher and curator based near Strasbourg/ France and Berlin. He is currently holding the Chair of International Urbanism at the Institute of Urban Planning of the University of Stuttgart. Hi was educated at Cambridge University (Bachelor of Architecture, 1996) and the Architecture Association London (AA Diploma, 2001) and received a PhD in architecture and urbanism at Stuttgart University (2009). Previous teaching commitments include London Metropolitan University, Architecture Association School of Architecture and University of the Arts Berlin. He is a founding member of the Berlin based architectural research group 'urban catalyst' (www.urbancatalyst.net). Since 2005, he has worked as a researcher at Stuttgart University’'s Urban Planning Institute.
He has worked as a consultant, project coordinator, researcher and curator for a number of German and international organizations including German Development Cooperation (GIZ), United Nations, Bundeskulturstiftung, Goethe Institute, Robert Bosch Foundation and Allianz Kulturstiftung in Germany, United Kingdom, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, West Bank.
His most recent exhibition “"Space, Time, Dignity, Rights”" opened in May 2012 in the German Architecture Centre Berlin (DAZ). His curatorial work (with Can Altay) also includes "Refuge” (2009) commissioned by the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (2009), "Open City Istanbul” (2010) commissioned by Istanbul European Cultural Capital 2010.