Dr. Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse is an urban researcher, consultant, and author focusing on social inclusion, participation and gender. Her work spans a diverse range of topics, including urban commons, cultural & creative industries, intermediate & adaptive reuse of vacant buildings, participation of underrepresented groups, and the political, symbolic, & normative aspects of architecture and urban planning.
Dr. Dellenbaugh-Losse completed her BSc with honors at the University of New Hampshire in 2006. She moved to Germany in 2007, where she successfully completed both a master in landscape architecture and a doctorate in human geography. In 2016, after positions in academia and the non-profit sector, she founded her own consultancy. Today, her work comprises project development and management for a variety of funding schemes, including EU (H2020, Erasmus+ KA2, URBACT), German federal (BMBF, BBSR), state, municipal, and foundation-funded projects, as well as commissioned expertise on the topics mentioned above. In 2017, she was validated by the EU program URBACT as an expert for integrated urban renewal, arts and culture, and the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities.
She has lectured at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, and the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft and is the author and co-editor of several books, including Urban Commons: Moving beyond State and Market, Städtewandel durch Kultur, The Urban Commons Cookbook, and Inventing Berlin: Architecture, Politics and Cultural Memory in the New/Old German Capital Post-1989. For in-depth information about individual publications and current and former projects, please see the links above.
Dr. Dellenbaugh-Losse is a founding member of the Urban Research Group. She lives in Berlin.