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Dipl. Des.

Patricia Yasmine Graf

Chair of Urban Design and Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism


Building: 1810 - Seminargebäude
​Room: SG 302
Wüllnerstraße 5b
52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 95037


by appointment

Main fields of Research and Education

  • Living Labs and Interventions in public space
  • Development of innovative concepts for the elimination of vacancies
  • Space and Conversion
  • Conception of novel participation and facilitation models in urban development
  • Development of new work & organisational structures, network & cooperation models

Academic Career

since 2019: Coordination of Living Labs at the RWTH Aachen University
since 2016: Freelance Curator, Ludwig Forum Museum for International Art in Aachen
since 2015: Managing Director & Partner of HOTEL TOTAL creative and event agency Aachen
2015 – 2018: Project employee, low-tec gem. Arbeitsmarktförderungsgesellschaft Düren mbH
2012 – 2017: Lecturer University of Applied Sciences Aachen Department of Design
2010 – 2017: Lecturer University of Applied Sciences Aachen Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics
since 2003: Founder and creative director of the design agency PYG® Design in Aachen
1997 – 2001: Design studies at the ABK Maastricht / NL, Graduation 2001
born 1977: in Würselen

Advisory Boards

  • Member of the advisory board of the EFRE project FLOW.NRW / #urbanana for the promotion of creatively oriented city tourism / tourism NRW e.V.
  • Member of the Advisory Board for RKP - Regional Cultural Funding of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW


  • Member of Rhizom 115 e.V. Association for social and societal relevant topics
  • Founding member CHE - Creative Hub Euregio - supra-regional, transnational network of creative networks in the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine
  • founding member of designmetropole Aachen e.V. - network of the cultural & creative industries

External Teaching Activities

since 2017: Guest lecturer MAFAD - Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design / NL
since 2010: Guest lecturer at the Academy for Craft Design Gut Rosenberg, Aachen