Tamar Sarkissian

  • Role in Center:

    SMUS Student Assistant

  • Discipline:

    Landscape Architecture, Urban Design

  • University:

    Technische Universität Berlin

  • Country:


Tamar is a landscape architect trained at the American University of Beirut (2012-2016). She is passionate about cities of the so called Global South and has great interest in intersectional public spaces, place-making processes and contested landscapes. Before moving to Berlin, Tamar was a landscape architect at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in Yerevan, Armenia (2017-2019).

She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Urban Design at the Technische Universität Berlin (2019-present). Her master’s thesis explores Germany’s complicity in the Armenian Genocide, its manifestations as well as consequences in the urban fabric of Berlin. Being interested in decolonisation, she hopes to explore decolonial mapping methods through her research. She is also interested in how post-migrant Berlin allows for solidarities to develop between different ex-Ottoman people and wants to know whether these solidarity networks can contribute to the development of a commemorative space for the victims of Ottoman state violence.