Christoph Hesse – Teaching and Research

2020 –

Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing

(Design studios: Ways of Life in Scheid, al-Azhar Park in Cairo; documenta fifteen in Kassel; Cultural centers in Beijing and Paris)


Visiting Design Critic at Yale University, New Haven

(Design studios: Reinventing Referinghausen – Xu Tiantian, Tei Carpenter, Fall Term 2022)

2021 – 2023

Visiting Professor at Tianjin University, Tianjin

(Design studios: Daegu Global Studio in South Korea; Pavilions for music and poetry in Kassel and Qinhuangdao)


Associate Professor at University of Kassel (experimenta urbana)

(Design studios: Beiji Island China; Ways of Life Edersee; Brücker Mühle in Amöneburg)


Urban researcher at Cairo University / Globus Berlin

(BMBF research project: Cairo Imbaba)


Guest Professor for urban design in the Mundus Urbano program at the TU Darmstadt

(Module: architecture and urban design, spatial design, urban theory)


Researcher and consultant for the UN Cities and Climate Change Academy of the United Nations, New York/Nairobi

(Modules: climate-adapted architecture and spatial design, sustainable urban design concepts)


Researcher for the Megacity Research Project Saigon of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin/Saigon

(Work Package 9: architecture and urban design of the townhouse typology)


Researcher and consultant for the Urban Environmental Planning Program of the European Union, Brussels/Saigon

(Development of a postgraduate course at Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture in Saigon)


Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt

(Design studios: Rostov on Don, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Saigon, Tirana, Barcelona, Paris, Damascus)


Instructor und Teaching Fellow an der Harvard University

(Design Studio: Design Discovery, Boston)


Instructor und Teaching Assistant at ETH Zürich

(Design Studio: First Year’s Course)