Student
Suzy Harris-Brandts

Suzy Harris-Brandts  is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Urban Studies + Planning at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her work examines the politics of architecture and urbanism during periods of state building, political unrest and military occupation, particularly with regards to symbolisms of power and national identity, in the Balkans, South Caucasus, and Occupied Palestinian Territories. Prior to her doctoral studies, Suzanne studied architecture at the University of Waterloo. She is a licensed architect in Canada and has worked at design/research practices across the globe, including in Toronto, Vancouver, London, the West Bank, Tbilisi and Abu Dhabi. She is co-founder of the Tbilisi-based research group, Collective Domain and co-author of Memoirs of Change, an online platform examining the transformation of Skopje, Macedonia.

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Doctoral Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology                           2015 – Present

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Masters of Architecture, University of Waterloo                                                2010 – 2012

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Hons. Bachelors of Architectural Studies, University of Waterloo                 2002 – 2007

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