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Saturday 01/09/18


lecturer in Urban Design at Bartlett School of Planning

Filipa Matos Wunderlich, UK

Filipa Matos Wunderlich is a Lecturer in Urban Design and Director of the MRes (Master of Research) in Interdisciplinary Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK. Prior to becoming a Lecturer in 2010, Filipa was a Research Associate at the Bartlett, where she has also completed her PhD. Filipa has an interdisciplinary background. She is an architect, urban designer and musician. Before engaging with academia she worked as in Architecture and Urban design at KCAP, Kees Christiaanse Architects and Planners, in Rotterdam. Filipa trained as an architect at FAUP (Faculty of Architecture of University of Porto), and TUDelft, Faculty of Architecture (Technical University of Delft). She also trained as a performer classical musician in the ArtEZ Institute of Arts, Conservatorium Zwolle, in The Netherlands.


Key research areas include temporality in urban places, urban rhythms and place-rhythmanalysis, choreographies of place, sensory urbanism, the interface between urban and musical aesthetics, the design and use of alternative typologies in the contemporary city. Main research contributions include Walking and Rhythmicity: sensing urban space, 2008, (Journal of Urban Design), Place-temporality and urban place-rhythms in Urban Analysis and Design: an aesthetics akin to music, 2013 (Journal of Urban Design), and, Place-temporality and rhythmicity: a new aesthetics and methodological foundation for urban design theory and practice, in Carmona, M. 2014 (Ashgate Publishers). Filipa;s forthcoming publication is 'Place Temporality: Time, Rhythm and Urban Design',  2019, (Routledge).

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