Chukwuemeka Vincent Chukwuemeka, PhD is a multi-disciplinary designer, and urban researcher with an international academic and professional background. Chukwuemeka was a recipient of 2021-2022 Princeton-Mellon/PIIRS Postdoctoral Fellowship in architecture, urbanism, and the humanities. He has taught and critiqued design studios at schools of architecture in Princeton University, KU Leuven in Belgium, ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and DIA Dessau in Germany. He has also led the design and development of several projects in Nigeria. Chukwuemeka obtained his Doctor of Architecture (PhD) degree with KU Leuven’s Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation / Interfacultarie Raad voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking (IRO) full doctoral scholarship, awarded to outstanding international scholars in Belgium. He obtained Master of Arts in architecture degree from Hochschule Anhalt (Dessau International Architecture, Bauhaus Campus), and graduated with German Academic Exchange Service / Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Preis, awarded for outstanding achievements of international students at German universities. He also obtained Bachelor of Science in architecture degree from Imo State University in Nigeria, where he graduated as the valedictorian. Chukwuemeka’s broader research interest is on reading emergent dynamics and self-organization processes of spatial productions in rapidly growing African cities, and towards developing frameworks on how to design and plan amidst conditions of uncertainty. Currently at Princeton University’s Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy within the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), he is exploring the applications of behavioral science tools to reimagine the design, development, uses, and management of sanitation spaces and infrastructures in cities.
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