About: Petra Kempf

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Articles and Postings in this Journal

  1. Pass it On – The Path is the Goal
    Published on: 02 Okt 2013
    In: New Forms of the Social | Sociohistorical analysis
  2. No Place (No) Where – Voyages on Crossing Lines
    Published on: 19 Dez 2011
    In: Posthuman age | Spatial concepts | Topics
  3. The Journey to (No-)where — Constructing Place in a Space of Placelessness
    Published on: 09 Nov 2009
    In: Evolution | Spatial concepts | Topics

Biography and Publications

Petra Kempf is a practicing architect and urban designer based in New York. She received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Applied Science in Darmstadt, Germany, a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York City, and a Doctorate in Architecture and Urban Design from the Technical University in Karlsruhe, Germany. Working within an interdisciplinary research context, the emphasis of Kempf's scholarly work is on the transient nature of cities. In particular, her studies focus on the impact this dynamic configuration has on the city, its architecture, and culture. She is the founder of urbantransits.org, an interdisciplinary research initiative focusing on the transient nature of cities. In addition, she has worked for the Department of City Planning in New York City, the Project for Public Space, and Richard Meier and Partners. Apart from her involvement in the public and private sector, she has taught at several universities including Columbia and Cornell University, Parsons School of Design and the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions in the United States and Europe. She is the author of You are the City (2009),(K)ein Ort Nirgends — Der Transitraum im urbanen Netzwerk (2010), and a forthcoming book Catch It If you Can, Exlorations on Place, Space, and Placelessness.

KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe | Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts | ISSN 1868-6648