Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies

Ph. Dr habil. Heike Oevermann

Ph. Dr habil. Heike Oevermann
private lecturer
heike.oevermann (at)

Heike Oevermann

Heike Oevermann has been the deputy director of the Georg Simmel Center at Humboldt University Berlin for a few years. She is especially interested in interdisciplinary cooperation and has developed various research, teaching and public communication formats with colleagues in the last years.




Research interests

  • Recent history of urban development and monument preservation
  • Transformation of the city
  • Urban heritage
  • Industrial monuments and industrial heritage
  • Adaptive-reuse and conversion


Curriculum Vitae

Heike Oevermann studied architecture at the TU Braunschweig and ESTA Sevilla, as well as World Heritage Studies at the BTU Cottbus. She conducted her doctoral research on the handling of the industrial heritage Zollverein (synchronic discourse analysis). She was/is a visiting professor in Milan, Gothenburg, Oslo, TU Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin. Heike Oevermann is habilitated and teaches as a private lecturer at the Bauhaus University Weimar. She is a member of the work group theory and teaching of the Denkmalpflege e.V., TICCIH and ICOMOS, Association of Critical Heritage Studies and the Bauhaus Institute for history and theory of architecture and planning.