SPACE Studies announces Dr Sanaz Shobeiri (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast) as the Keynote Speaker for SPACE International Conferences 2020 on Architectural Culture and Society which will take place on 25-26 September 2020 and on Gender, Space and Architecture which will be held on 20-21 November 2020.
She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at School of Natural and Built Environment of Queen’s University Belfast, UK. Since the start of this research in September 2019, she has been working on “The role of age and gender in designing sustainable city centres – A comparative study of different-scale cities: Tehran and Belfast”. With a focus on design-based researches, she has been working in academia as well as in practice (industry) in various fields including the Landscape Urbanism, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Architecture and Graphic Design. In her research background, particularly since her PhD research, she has also been investigating the role of human-nature relationship in achieving socio-culturally sustainable cities. Her PhD thesis (2011-2016) at School of Architecture and Built Environment of University of Westminster in London has mainly investigated “The Relationship between Human Beings and Nature in an Urban Context: Tehran and the Natural structures of Seven River-Valleys – A design and Planning case study”. In short, her research is mainly comprised of inclusive cities and city centres, age and gender indicators in city design, the role of human-nature relationship in design and planning, and integration of socio-cultural and environmental sustainability.