Sana Murrani [Complete CV]
BSc Arch, MSc Arch, PhD
Lecturer in architecture
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy [FHEA]
I am an experimental architect, and currently hold the position of Lecturer in Architecture at Plymouth University, UK. I studied Architecture in Baghdad University School of Architecture, graduating in 2000, and obtained my masters degree from the same school in 2003. I am a member of the Planetary Collegium’s CAiiA-Hub in Plymouth, UK where I undertook my PhD under the supervision of Roy Ascott [President of Planetary Collegium]. Under the umbrella of [Spatial-Techno Social Praxis] I have an interest in architectural philosophy and theory of spatial and social practice. My work focuses on linking mid and late twentieth century and current theories and practices of architecture through three main overlapping topics that inform my teaching:
- Social, networked, collective architectural situations and events and the everyday life [Lefebvre, Latour, Debord, Kwinter, Till, Castells, de Certeau, DeLanda].
- Body, space, and place/world-making from representation to perception and cognition [Deleuze and Guattari, Goodman, Massey, Eco, Leibniz].
- Techno-science spatial practices [Kwinter, Leach, Mitchell, von Foerster, Ihde].
Philosophers and theorists of particular importance for my research are: Sanford Kwinter, Neil Leach, Henri Lefebvre, Heinz von Foerster, Michel de Certeau, Umberto Eco, Nelson Goodman, Doreen Massey, Bruno Latour, Manuel DeLanda and Don Ihde, as well as the critique of Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and Gottfried Leibniz’s philosophies.
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