Christian Salewski: Risk Conference at Taubman College on March 30, 2012
Christian Salewski (1974, German), architect and urban designer. Lecturer ('Dozent') and Senior Assistant ('Oberassistent') for Architecture and Urban Design at ETH Zürich, lecturer for Urban Design in the post-graduate Masters of Physical Planning (ETH Zürich) and Real Estate (University of Zürich). Studies in architecture with a focus on urban design at TU Berlin and EPF Lausanne, scholarships by German National Academic Foundation and DAAD. Worked on architecture and urban design projects in offices in Rotterdam and Berlin. Taught numerous urban design studios, urban research studios, lectures, and seminars at ETH Zürich and previously at TU Dresden, notably on strategic urban design and urban transformation. Responsible for management of ETH Zürich Professorship for Architecture and Urban Design (for Prof. Ir. Kees Christiaanse). Research Director of the research platform "Airports and Cities" that investigates airport-driven urbanization processes in an international comparative approach. Doctorate (2010) on the history of the scenario method: "Dutch New Worlds. Scenarios in physical planning and design in the Netherlands, 1970-2000", co-financed by the Dutch Architecture Foundation. Publication fully funded and published with 010 publishers Rotterdam (2012). Frequent lectures, conference papers, guest critics, and articles on urban design. Project-based work as consulting architect and urban designer in cooperation with architecture, urban design, and planning offices.
Salewski has an engineering degree from Technical University of Berlin and a Ph.D. from ETH Zürich.