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Dipl. Ing. Tazalika M. te Reh, M.A.

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Kurzbiographie Vita

Since April 2012, Tazalika M. te Reh has been a scholarship recepient at the "Urban Transformations" PhD program funded by the Mercator foundation. Her dissertation deals with architecture, space, and race. Before joining the American Studies section, Tazalika worked as an architect as well as a curator and consultant of the board at the DKM foundation and at the museum DKM in Duisburg. In 2013, she was Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar in American Studies. In 2014, she conducted research at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University and at the Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in New York City.

Tazalika M. te Reh ist seit April 2012 Stipendiatin des Mercur-Projekts „Urban Transformations“am Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik der TU Dortmund. Dort arbeitet sie an ihrer Dissertation zu Architektur, Raum und „Race“. Zuvor hat sie als Architektin, sowie als Kuratorin und Referentin des Vorstands der Stiftung DKM und des Museum DKM in Duisburg gearbeitet. 2013 war sie Fellow im Salzburg Global Seminar in American Studies. Im Jahr 2014 hat sie in der Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library an der Columbia University und in der Photographs and Prints Division im Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City geforscht.


Forschungsgebiete Research Interests

  • Architecture

  • African American Studies

  • Urban Studies

  • Architecture Education


Forschungsprojekte Research Projects

  • Forschungsprojekt der Stiftung Mercator- und der Universitätsallianz Ruhr „Spaces – Communities – Representations: Urban Transformations in the United States“ seit April 2012

  • Paper in progress: " The Racial in Architecture: Under Construction": This essay relates the concepts of architecture and of the racial to the notion of construction. As a monument, a museum, and as a research center, the three architectural sites in New York City introduced in this text echo the diverse changes the city has been going through from the Harlem Renaissance until today in three different ways. These Black Spaces this essay implies are subject to the material and immaterial realm of architecture. As witnesses to American History, their constructedness corresponds to the racial in architecture and bares the urban transformation of New York City.


Vorträge Presentations

  • “Building in the Dark.” The 60th Anniversary Conference of the Japan Black Studies Association (JBSA); Rethinking Black Studies from Global Perspectives: Historical Origins, Developments and Present States. Campus Plaza Kyoto. 28-29 June 2014.

  • “Black Spaces and Invisibility.” Presentation in the Seminar: Picturing a Metropolis: Cities in a Global Media Context. Instructor: Prof. Dr. Randi Gunzenhäuser, TU Dortmund, June 2013.

  • "… and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them …" International Conference 2013, Graduate School of North American Studies, John-F.-Kennedy-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, May 2013.

  • "… and this is only the beginning of what they will do…" Urban Transformations in the USA Symposium, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) Essen, April 2013.

  • "The City, Architecture, and Blackness." 2013 Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies. RuhrCenter of American Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum & TU Dortmund, January 2013.

  • “Between the Personal and the Political: The Comedians’ Persona in Times of Biographical Negotiation.“ Presentation in the Intensive Seminar: Humor - The Funny Side of America. Instructors: Prof. Dr. Randi Gunzenhäuser und Sandra Danneil, TU Dortmund, November 2012.

  • "Reading Against the Grain – Black Presence in Urban Narratives.” Narrating Spaces – Reading Urbanity. University of Hamburg, September 2012.

  • “Between Architectural History, Space and Race." CePoG-Interdisziplinäres Kolloquium für (Post-)DoktorandInnen. Center for Postcolonial and GenderStudies, University of Trier, June 2012.


Veröffentlichungen Publications

  • te Reh, Tazalika. "The Racial in Architecture: Under Construction." (forthcoming)

  • te Reh, Tazalika. "Reading Against the Grain - Black Presence in Lower Manhattan". In Narrating Spaces - Reading Urbanity (forthcoming).


Konferenzteilnahmen Conference Participations

  • "Sustainability and the City: America in the Urban World." Salzburg Global Seminar in American Studies, September 2013.

  • ”The Making of Architects – Architecture in the Making.” - The Architectural SociologyWorking Group, TU Darmstadt, February 2012.


Stipendien und Auszeichnungen Scholarships and Awards

  • American Studies Network Sponsors Scholarship, September 2013.

  • Dissertationsstipendium im Forschungsprojekt der Stiftung Mercator- und der Universitätsallianz Metropole Ruhr „Spaces – Communities – Representations: Urban Transformations in the United States“, seit April 2012.

  • DAAD Reisestipendium (USA), Werkstudentin im Architekturbüro Moshe Safdie & Ass. in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, August/September 1997.


Lehrveranstaltungen Courses

undergraduate-level courses:
  • Cast off! Learning How to Navigate in the Black Atlantic. WS 2013/14, TU Dortmund.

  • ASI - Architectural Scene Investigation: Profiling the American Metropolis. SS 2013, TU Dortmund.


Mitgliedschaften Memberships


Sonstiges Various

  • Participatory Video Gutes Leben Rixdorfer, Cologne 2013.