Architect (Architektenkammer, Berlin), Dipl.-Ing. Technische Universität Berlin, 2000. Dr.-Ing. in Urban Studies at the Technische Universität Berlin, 2011 and PhD in Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2013.
Paola Alfaro d’Alençon is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Technische Universität Berlin since 2010, Visiting Professor at the Dipartimento di Scienze per l’Architettura, Università degli Studi di Genova since 2015, and joint recently in 2016 as Associated Researcher, CEDEUS at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
Paola is funding Member of the Urban Research and Design Laboratory of the Technische Universität Berlin, awarded with the “Label Nationale Stadtentwicklung“ for innovative urban research and design given by Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR) for the work on the River Spree and Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin. She is author of the book Ephemere Stadtentwicklung (Berlin, 2016), Co-Editor of UCL Urban Pamphleeter (London, 2015) and presented at the Biennale in Venice 2016 the results of the international research and design work on co-production and co-designing in Housing for the UrbanLab + Network with the title: ”Does effective planning really exist?”.