Assistant Professor

Sukanya Krishnamurthy

I aim to help students become critical independent thinkers by encouraging and challenging them, while creating an environment that fosters interaction, communication, and growth.

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Group / Unit
Urbanism and Urban Architecture
Building
Vertigo
Floor / room
7.19

Research Profile

Sukanya Krishnamurthyis an Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the Faculty of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). Her main focus lies at the interface of urban, social and cultural geography, where her scholarship analyses how cities can use their resources and values for better sustainable development. Within these fields, she has published on urban cultures and representation, and place-making and bottom-up approaches. She has been a PI and team member on research projects in the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Israel, UK and India. 

Academic Background

Sukanya trained as an architect and urbanist in India and Germany, and received her PhD in Urban Studies and Architecture from Bauhaus University (Germany) in 2012. Her doctoral thesis investigates the relationship architecture/ physical form has with various social process within an urban environment. Prior to joining the Chair of Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the TU/e she spent her graduate studies and professional life working as an architect, designer, lecturer and researcher. In Bangalore (India) she worked as an architect with Mindspace in 2006-07. She also worked as a researcher in Aachen, Dessau, Weimar (Germany, 2007-12) and in Toronto (Canada, 2012-14), where she worked for The Neptis Foundation, a nonpartisan, urban research foundation in Toronto, Canada. 

Educational Activities

  • Seminar urbanism and architecture
  • Graduation Project Architecture and Urban Design
  • Theory and practice of the public domain
  • Urban planet

Ancillary Activities

No ancillary activities