I am an urbanist and photographer who works in and out of the academic context.
With a background in sociology and the arts, my work is above all interested in urban matters, infrastructure, mobility, the sociological study of architecture, and the use of creative methods in researching urban space. 
In an academic context, I engage with these topics primarily in the frame of my doctoral studies on the planning of Rail Baltic. I also lead courses in urban studies for architects and urbanists and publish popular scientific articles. 
Outside of the academy, I have consulted the Tallinn Strategic Planning Office, lead a New Bauhaus initiative about neighbourhood renovation in a post-war prefab context, and have worked with a number of civil society NGO-s, especially around cycling topics. 
I have participated in various international residency programmes and co-organised numerous artistic and research projects across Europe under the moniker of “Urbiquity”. 
In addition, I work as an architectural photographer. 

For any inquiries please get in touch at info@mattiasmalk.com
For my academic CV, see the Estonian Research Information System
For my photographic diary/feed check my Instagram

I have also been extensively working with Urbiquity, a platform for urbanism I founded together with Pablo Conejo and Stefano Carnelli.