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Architecture & urban design of the post COVID-19 city podcast


The global pandemic has changed the way we use the spaces around us, particularly how we operate in public, whether it be at the grocery store or the workplace. We join Ashraf Salama (University of Strathclyde, UK) to ask what the implications of disease spread are for architectural education and research.

In this episode, Daniel speaks with Ashraf Salama, Professor of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow about the role of architecture and urban planning in the context of the global pandemic. In rethinking how we use public and private spaces under the current conditions, Professor Salama looks ahead to the Post-Covid-19 city. What will the workplace look like? What about city centres, or our homes that that have been transformed into workplaces? The implications of the pandemic for architects and urban planners are wide and far reaching and are already reshaping architectural research and education.

Speaker profile(s)

Ashraf Salama is Professor of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and former Head of the School of Architecture (2014-2020). He is the Director of the Cluster for Research in Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South. Ashraf has published over 170 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and authored and co-edited 14 books. His interests and experience cross the boundaries of disciplines and involve theories and methodologies of design studio teaching in architecture and urban design. He is the Editor of Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research (ARCH) and Open House International (OHI).

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