Dr Gabriel Schwake


School of Architecture

Lecturer in Urban Design

Dr Gabriel Schwake
Dr Gabriel Schwake

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Dr Gabriel Schwake
School of Architecture
Arts Tower
Western Bank
S10 2TN

Gabriel Schwake is a researcher, practitioner and teacher. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Tel Aviv University and obtained his PhD from TU Delft. Gabriel is the author of the forthcoming book 'Dwelling on the Green Line: privatise and rule in Israel/Palestine' (Cambridge University Press) and several articles published in Cities, Planning Perspectives, Space and Polity, Architecture and Culture, the Journal of Architecture and Political Geography. 


Certified architect and urban designer (NL and IL)

Research interests

Gabriel’s research focuses on the effects of neoliberalism and nationalism on the process of spatial production. His general areas of interest include urban and architectural history, housing, territoriality, conflict areas, privatisation and post-colonialism

  • Fritz Thyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Future Talent Grant – TU Darmstadt
  • Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk Doctoral Fellowship – German Federal Ministry of Education
  • Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative – MIT and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Stimuleringsfonds - Creative Industries Fund Netherlands
  • The Azrieli Foundation Fellows Program
  • Moll Stiftung Fellowship at TU Munich
Teaching interests
  • ARC6989 Reflections on Architectural Design
  • ARC6853 Theory and Research in Design
  • ARC6979 Urban Design Tools and Methods
  • ARC6978 Urban Design Project
  • ARC6981 Urban Design Project
  • ARC6982 Urban Design Project (thesis)
Professional activities
  • Council member of the International Planning History Society (IPHS)
  • Member of the European Architectural History Network
  • Member of the Global Urban History Project (GUHP)
  • Member of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC)