Time: 12.15 to 13.15 hrs.
Location: building The Gallery "DesignLab " room "INFORM"
FFNT would like to invite you for an inspiration lunch discussion with Karin Pfeffer that will take place on the 4th of July in building The Gallery, "DesignLab" room "INFORM" between 12.15 and 13.15 hrs.
Karin Pfeffer is Professor of Infrastructuring Urban Futures at ITC, University of Twente. She is a geographer and has obtained her Ph.D. degree in Physical Geography from Utrecht University, the NL, in 2003. Since then she worked in the Social Sciences domain at the University of Amsterdam, the NL, prior to her current appointment as Full Professor at ITC in 2017. Central to her work is the use and analysis of geographic information science technologies for investigating critical urban issues such as deprived settlements (India) or water vulnerabilities (Peru). She investigates how research can engage with, and participate in, the development of new urban planning practices and address issues of urban sustainability. Key questions are how urban governance actors develop, organize and practice access to urban infrastructure and how geo-spatial technologies can enhance the planning of and access to urban infrastructures. She has built up her expertise in several NWO and EU-funded research programs and co-edited the book Geographies of Urban Governance. Currently, she also coordinates the ITC faculty-level course Global Challenges, Local Action.
In this lunch talk, she will unpack her academic trajectory and share insights into influential and advantageous situations as well as turning points in her career that contributed to forming her academic career to the current date. From those, she draws lessons and implications for early career scientists that are potentially applicable to more than just an individual story.
With kind regards,