Alix Vuithier

Junior Research Fellow

Is not longer working at Nordregio.

Geographer, Urban Planner and Art Historian specialized in sustainability issues and in green, inclusive urban planning as well as circular economy.

Academic  Qualifications
MSc in Regional and Urban Planning at the University of Geneva, Switzerland;
MA in Fashion Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden;
BA in Art History and Geography at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland;
Federal Diploma in Dressmaking and Fashion Design at the Applied Art School of La Chaux-de-Fonds

Previous positions
Internship at Réseau urbain neuchâtelois (2020)
Internship at Archizoom (2016) 
Student Assistant at the Department of Geography at the University of Neuchâtel (2015-2016)

French (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
Swedish (c1)
German (b2)


Quand le gris chasse le vert : l’ancrage délicat des natures vertes et grises dans les projets d’aménagements urbains à Neuchâtel et La Chaux-de-Fonds, 2021

Master’s Thesis in Regional and Urban Planning at the University of Geneva

Paler Shades of Green : Partnership for a Circular Fashion, 2018

Master’s Thesis in Fashion Studies at the University of Stockholm

Alix Vuithier‘s spatial story

From the lake to the sea

Coming from a small town in Switzerland my daily scenery combined an urban landscape of medieval heritage and the Alps’ snow-covered peaks reflected on the undulating water of Lake Neuchâtel. The city sits on the slope of a small mountain of the Jura chain, between the forest upstream and the lake downstream. Its patrimonial, pedestrian centre sprawling south down the castle’s hilltop to the lake shore. I grew up within walking distance to the city centre, in the neighbourhoods uphill that the city gained since the late 18th century to what used to be vineyards which left high stone walls enclosing the high-perched houses and buildings.

I always lived close to a train station, which meant I could daytrip to the rest of the country, the Alps, the larger cities and their vibrant cultural life, or the natural parks. It stirred my interest to how cities develop, are connected with each other, integrate with nature and are places for culture. I always discover cities on foot and like to see where they start, where they end and what the transitions look like. It is no surprise that my studies are related to urban, cultural and sustainable issues and took place in different cities. In Stockholm, I love the close proximity to nature, wherever you are.