Organising Team

Andreas Brück
Managing Director of K LAB

Urbanist and urbanite living and working in Berlin. He is Assistant Professor (senior researcher and lecturer) at TU-Berlin’s Institute for Urban & Regional Planning (ISR), and he is Managing Director of LABOR K //// KLAB, a unit dealing with visualization and communication of the urban.

Katleen De Flander
Post-Doc Researcher at K LAB

Urbanist and project curator who’s research focusses on tackling the urban polycrises and advancing socio-ecological transformations within contemporary complexities. Her work intends more specifically to contest and re-shape urban resource flows and the unjust distribution of services, access and opportunities. She currently works as a Post-Doc Researcher at K LAB, TU-Berlin on two research projects that look at the intersection of critical mapping, socio-environmental transformation, and Municipalist Movements. One of her former projects is Critical Urban Agenda: Rethinking the Urban.

Natasha Aruri
Post-Doc Researcher at K LAB

Urbanist and researcher. Her work focuses on cities of exasperated insecurities; spacio-politics of and resistance to (neo)colonialism; and facing uncertainties through people-based, dynamic strategies of spatial design. Currently she is a Post-Doc Researcher at K LAB, TU-Berlin working on two research projects that look at the intersection of critical mapping, socio-environmental transformation, and new municipalist movements; she is Visiting Professor of Urban Planning at Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA); and she is the City Research Team Lead for Ramallah in the “Urbanisation, Gender and the Global South: a transformative knowledge network” – GenUrb project.

Lýdia Grešáková
Research Fellow at K LAB

Spatial sociologist and researcher. She is engaged in critical mapping, issues of sustainability of cities, modes of public engagement in processes of (re-)making of cities, facilitation and the role of critical art in politics. She seeks to deconstruct the dominant conceptions and boundaries of possible transformations processes in cities. She is a member of the collective Spolka.cc which is focused on the development of new approaches and formats for multidisciplinary cooperation, providing information and alternative education about cities. Currently she is a Research Fellow at K LAB, supporting in two research projects that look at the intersection of critical mapping, socio-environmental transformation, and Municipalist Movements.

Tim Nebert
Technical and Research Assistant at K LAB

Urban planner and designer with focus on sustainable urban design and planning towards climate change adaptation/mitigation strategies. He gained experience in urban planning and design offices as well as a researcher and lecturer at TU Berlin, where he has been involved in several publications. With his practical and academic background, he is experienced in design practices between actor-based design (process-design), urban design as well as mapping and communication practices as participatory tools. Currently Tim is establishing Adaptation by Design, an interdisciplinary platform working on vulnerability, adaptation and digital tools as information and decision-making instruments.​