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Karinne Lynda Madron

Doctoral researcher

Department Department of Geography and Spatial Planning
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E02 15-010
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9431

Karinne started her PhD at the beginning of July 2021. Her research is focused on digital cities. As part of her PhD, she is working on the research project "Digital Urban Development - How large digital corporations shape the field of urban governance (DIGI-GOV)" led by Dr Constance Carr.  Karinne comes from Mauritius and did her Master in Architecture, European Urbanization and Globalization at the University of Luxembourg.

After completing her secondary education in Mauritius in 2004, Karinne moved to the UK to study architecture at Newcastle University. She developed an interest in the relationship between the built environment and social change during her studies and worked as a trainee architect for a housing association in Newcastle for about a year after completing her degree.  Back in Mauritius in 2008, she worked with communities living in informal settlements on slum upgrading and social housing projects.  Over the years, she also worked on a variety of other projects ranging from the renovation of the Bank of Mauritius to luxury gated communities.  Seeking to deepen her understanding of the socio-political underpinnings of land use and inequality that she observed while working in architecture, she decided to do a Master in Development Studies at the University of Mauritius between 2012 and 2014.  After working in architecture for several years, she finally had the opportunity to come to Luxembourg to pursue her academic goals in 2019 and is now happy to be part of the DGEO team.

Research Interests

  • Digital cities
  • Large digital corporations
  • Urban governance
  • Post-politics
  • Marxist theory

Last updated on: Monday, 04 July 2022

Academic qualification

  • 2021 – Current: PhD in Geography, University of Luxembourg
  • 2019 – 2021: Master in Architecture (MArch), University of Luxembourg
  • 2012 – 2014: Master of Science in Development Studies, University of Mauritius
  • 2004 – 2007: BA (Hons) Architectural Studies, Newcastle University, UK
  • 1997 – 2003: Cambridge International Examinations (H.S.C), Queen Elizabeth College, Mauritius

Professional experience

  • 2017 – 2019: Graduate Architect, Macbeth Architects and Designers, Mauritius: 275m2 villa at Anahita Golf Estate: design under the supervision of a senior architect, team leader for the production of working drawings (team of 3 drafters); coordination of the project with the project manager, interior architect, civil engineer (and others); monitoring of the construction site. 350m2 villa at Anahita Golf Estate: meetings with clients, design under the supervision of a senior architect, team leader for the production of tender drawings (team composed of 2 drafters) Feasibility study and member of teams of 3 - 6 people for the realization of the working drawings of several other villas.
  • 2010 – 2017: Project Architect, Lampotang/ Lampotang & Siew Architects, Mauritius: Renovation of the Bank of Mauritius building: preliminary survey of the existing building, design under the supervision of a senior architect, team leader for the production of working drawings (team of 2-3 drafters), project coordination with the project manager, the interior designer, the civil engineer (and others); monitoring of the construction site. Masterplan of the Lotus villas project: design of the clubhouse and villas under the supervision of a senior architect, team leader of the working drawings. Design and team member (4 - 5 people) for working drawings of various other projects such as apartments and offices.
  • 2009 – 2010: Architectural Assistant, Native Habitat, Mauritius: Masterplan of a social housing project (30 individual houses): Member of a team of 3 people in the design of the project and the production of the working drawings.
  • 2008 – 2009: Architectural Assistant, Nicoptik Productions, Mauritius: Member of a team of 6 people for the design and production of working drawings for mainly residential projects.
  • 2007 – 2008: Architectural Assistant, Homegroup Housing Association, UK: Assistant in the design of social housing projects.

Last updated on: 04 Jul 2022

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Articles published in scientific periodicals

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See detailINURA reflects on Luxembourg - Results of a feedback session with INURA
Madron, Karinne Lynda; Carr, Constance

in INURA Bulletin (2023), 33

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See detailFour reasons why data centers matter, five implications of their social spatial distribution, one graphic to visualize them
Bast, Desmond; Carr, Constance; Madron, Karinne Lynda; Syrus, Ahmad

in Environment and Planning A (2022)

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See detailMapping the clouds: The matter of data centres
Carr, Constance; Bast, Desmond; Madron, Karinne Lynda; Syrus, Ahmad

in Journal of Maps (2022)

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Scientific presentations in Universities or research centres

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Expert Reports

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Reports – Other

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See detailINURA as a village - urban research and action in urgent times
Carr, Constance; Madron, Karinne Lynda

Report (2023)

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Articles for the General Public

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See detailReflecting on research and activism in times of uncertainty and crisis: The 30th Anniversary conference of INURA in Luxembourg
Madron, Karinne Lynda; Kryvets, Olga; Nicotra, Elide; Reiter, Chris; Syrus, Ahmad Syrus; Carr, Constance

Article for general public (2022)

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