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Professor Christoph Lindner

Christoph Lindner is Dean of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and Professor in Urban Studies at University College London (UCL)

Professor Christoph Lindner, new Dean of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, standing in the large exhibition space in 22 Gordon Street, London
Christoph is an urban and cultural theorist. His work spans the humanities, social sciences, and art and design fields, including architecture, visual culture, geography, media studies, and urban planning and design.


In his research and teaching, Christoph is particularly interested in the interrelations between cities, globalization, and issues of social-spatial inequality, which he approaches from a comparative, transnational perspective.

Before joining The Bartlett, he was Dean of the College of Design at the University of Oregon from 2016-2019. There he launched and directed the UO Slow Lab, a collaborative research initiative promoting critical and creative enquiry into global cultures of speed, mobility, and connectivity.

Previously, Christoph was Professor of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, where he created and led the ASCA Cities Project, co-founded the Amsterdam Centre for Globalization Studies (ACGS), and served as founding Director of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA). 

From 2010-2014, he was Director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), a research institute and graduate school focused on the interdisciplinary study of contemporary theory, culture, and society.

Christoph has also held visiting appointments at universities internationally, including New York University, The New School, University of California-Berkeley, University of Edinburgh, University of Freiburg, Queen Mary University of London, University of Venice, and the University of London Institute in Paris.

He has served on numerous editorial and advisory boards, including for the journals Francospheres, Places Journal, and Journal of American Culture, as well as the Centre for the GeoHumanities at Royal Holloway University of London and the Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Christoph’s work has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, British Academy, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, and Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.