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. Studies in Spatial and Urban Planning (B.Sc.) and Social Anthropology and Contemporary History (B.A.). Interest and passion in housing as a practice, informal and activist urban development, cooperative neighborhoods, collective cohabitation and urban self-organization. Interdisciplinary approach at the interface of social science and critical urban research, urban studies, spatial planning, and visual communication within the framework of qualitative methods and theory settings, supplemented with quantitative analyses, design practices and visualisation techniques of urban phenomena and everyday urban realities of social cohabitation.