Inspired to be working in the international development field after a short time of social engagement in East Timor, I was committed to use my study subject urban planning as a gateway to international development. Especially during my Master courses, I became interested in the housing challenges that poor populations face. Related to this interest, my study focus was on governmental interventions and new ideas from grassroot organizations to find housing solutions for the poor.

For my master thesis, I was able to do a field study in Bali’s capital called Denpasar. During this study one of my main contacts guided me to families living below or scratching Indonesia’s poverty line to see and hear from their living circumstances.

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