Curriculum Vitae

Bettina Pahlen is a PhD Student looking at the negotiation of cultural heritage by communities in Essen and Dresden, Germany. She completed her M.A. Urban Culture, Society and Space and her B.A. Applied Philosophy and Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Her transdisciplinary path is guided by her research on mutual impacts between development approaches, livelihoods and wellbeing. Recognizing cultural heritages as key enablers and inhibitors of change, her purpose in practice is to facilitate socially viable transformations towards smart sustianable cities, leading her to the Joint Centre Urban Systems.

Personally, she is involved in cultural heritage interpretation (Interpret Europe e.V. Professional Membership), art in public spaces (Kunst am Moltkeplatz e.V. Board Member), urban design, creative writing and music.


Contact Details:

Room WST-C.03.05
Berliner Platz 8
45127 Essen
+49 201 183-6415