Research group "Architecture, Spatial Dynamics and Urban Transformation"

Our research is focused on how architecture, understood both as discipline and as outcome of practice, contributes to spatial dynamics triggering fundamental changes to urban conditions. We often find our research implicated in critically probing how the urban as a socio-cultural, economic and spatial condition can be designed. Underlying the work of our group is an emphasis on the particular epistemological practices of architecture, where design as a cognitive tool connects futures thinking with systems thinking. Multi-scalar impact consideration of architecture guides our research, whether it is about star architecture and the repositioning of cities, the interplays between architecture and media, analyzing the changing patterns of spatial use with a focus on corporate locations or the role of spatial design methods in urban transformation processes.

Research group leader: Nadia Alaily-Mattar