Chukwuemeka Vincent Chukwuemeka is a Nigerian-born architect and urbanist with strong international experience in project development, project management, and systems design. His research is on emergent dynamics and self-organization processes of spatial productions in rapidly urbanizing cities in Africa. Chukwuemeka obtained his PhD 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 Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (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. He has taught and critiqued design studios at KU Leuven in Belgium, ETH Zurich in Switzerland, DIA Dessau in Germany, and Leibniz Universität Hannover in Germany. Currently at Princeton University in the USA, he is developing new frameworks and tools on how to read, design, plan and manage space productions in urban Africa amidst extreme uncertainties, and towards livable urban futures.
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