Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Podcast Series 2: Architecture+ City

  • Salama, A. M. (Invited speaker)
  • Florian Wiedmann (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Sharjah Architecture Triennial Ashraf M. Salama & Florian Wiedmann, the speakers for Podcast Series 2: Architecture+ City, episode 3.

Series 2: Architecture+ City engages in conversation with scholars from a range of disciplines including history, political economy, architecture, and urban planning, each of whom has contributed to the growing literature on Gulf cities. This series of three podcasts explores the forces that shape Gulf cities and their particular urban forms while investigating the social and economic factors that challenge the formation of urban communities in the Gulf.

My name is Diane Mehanna, I am an Architect and Program Coordinator at Sharjah Architecture Triennial. I am pleased to welcome Professor Ashraf Salama and Dr. Florian Wiedmann who are joining us today for the third episode of Series 2: Architecture+ City. I'll start with a short introduction. Professor Ashraf Salama is Chair in Architecture at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and Head of the School of Architecture (2014-2020), with extensive experience in academic research, teaching design and research-based consultancy. He bridges theory and design and pedagogy and practice in his professional activities. He currently leads the cluster for research on architecture and urbanism in the Global South at Strathclyde. Dr. Florian Wiedmann is a lecturer at the University of Nottingham, specializing in the investigation of urban transformation from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. He has been working in research, practice, and teaching since 2006. The frameworks and methodologies of his research follow an integrated approach and are rooted in space production theories juxtaposed to a contemporary understanding of sustainable urbanism. Professor Salama and Dr. Wiedmann have collaborated on a number of research projects and publications that cover sustainable urbanism in Gulf cities, including two books: the first one entitled Demystifying Doha: On architecture and urbanism in an emerging city, in 2013, and the second one Building Migrant Cities in the Gulf: Urban transformations in the Middle East in 2019. Ashraf and Florian, it's a pleasure to welcome you today. Thank you both for joining us from Glasgow and Nottingham.

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Period4 Apr 2021
Event titleSharjah Architecture Triennial, Podcast Series 2: Architecture+ City
Event typeConference
LocationSharjah, United Arab EmiratesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational