IDK Team

Talitta Reitz

I am a landscape architect, urban planner, researcher, and doctoral candidate. My curiosity for sustainability and design emerged in my early years, growing up in Curitiba – the “green capital” of Brazil. Moving to Los Angeles, I pursued a master’s degree in landscape architecture and urban planning from the University of Southern California, as a part of a Brazilian scientific mobility scholarship program. In the past three years, I held a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship as an early- stage researcher, investigating community engagement across multiple European countries. Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate in environmental humanities at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU, Munich. My doctoral research focuses on the environmental history of bicycle cities, exploring the relationships between cycling cultures, urban landscapes, and transportation planning. In December 2021, I joined the international doctoral program Um(Welt)Denken as a program assistant.