Philip Spring currently studies Urban Design (M.Sc.) at the HafenCity University in Hamburg and works as a student assistant for the research and teaching programme. Spatial and Urban Planning (B.Sc.) as well as Social Anthropology and Contemporary History (B.A.) preceded his Master's. His interests and passions lie in housing as a practice, informal and activist urban development, cooperative neighborhoods, collective cohabitation and urban self-organization. Alongside his studies, he has collaborated with different urban planning and architecture offices (ECKHAUS Städtebau Raumplanung, Hosoya Schaefer Architects, both in Zurich).