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Project Team

SUZANNE Harris-Brandts, Partner |  HBas, M.Arch, OAA 
SUZANNE is a doctoral candidate in Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States.  Her work examines the politics of architecture and urbanism during periods of state building and political unrest, particularly across the South Caucasus. Prior to her doctoral studies, Suzy studied architecture and is a licensed architect in Canada. She has worked at numerous design and research practices across the globe, including in Toronto, Vancouver, London, the West Bank and Abu Dhabi.  

DAVID Gogishvili, Partner |  BAS, MGeog, PhD

DAVID received his doctoral degree in Urban Studies and Regional Science at Italy’s Gran Sasso Science Institute in 2017. He has additional degrees in Human Geography (Tbilisi State University) and Urban and Regional Planning (Stockholm University). Outside of academia, David has been involved in various NGOs and urban social movements working on open data initiatives, open source geographic information, and various issues related to urban development in Georgia and the South Caucasus. He is a founder of the Soviet Past Research Laboratory and of Iare Pekhit (Walk), both based in Georgia.


This project is supported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center.