Biography: Khannaphaphone Phakhounthong was born in Vientiane, Laos. She completed her bachelor’s in Architecture at the National University of Laos (NUOL) after which, she received a prestigious DAAD scholarship to pursue her master’s in Germany. She successfully completed her Master of Arts in heritage and urban studies at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in Germany, where she analysed the impact of modernisation in the historic town of Luang Prabang, Laos. Since 2016, she has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, NUOL, mentoring research students and conducting several projects. She is also in charge of faculty publications and acquiring national and international grants through collaborative projects.
Research Topic: Sustainable Urban Transformation in Historic City and World Heritage Sites.