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Martin Schlecht comes from the Black Forest and is fascinated by the interaction of city and nature. After his civil service in the USA, he studied geography and communication science at Universität Wien and at Istanbul Üniversitesi. Afterwards, he worked as a German teacher in Marseille before moving to Berlin for his Master’s degree. At Technische Universität Berlin he specialised in urban ecosystem sciences on environmental media in the city and social transformation processes as well as the interdependencies and mutual effects of humans and nature. In his Master’s thesis, he investigated the trace metal contamination of fungi in dependence on traffic parameters in Berlin. After his studies, Martin worked for several years in international cooperation for the German Ministry of International Cooperation (BMZ) and the Federal Foreign Office in the areas of food security, good governance and vocational training in Togo. Martin then started to work for the TU Berlin, where he is engaged on various projects on the mobility transition and sustainability dilemmas in vocational education. In teaching, he continues to test practical transfer formats on the energy, transport and food transition and supervises Bachelor’s and Master’s theses.
Martin Schlecht has been employed at the nexus Institute since May 2022. His work and research interests lie in the areas of social and ecological innovation and transformation processes of the mobility and food transition.