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Azadeh Mashayekhi

Lecturer à l’University College of London

14 avril 2022

chercheuse invitée à CITERES-EMAM du 1er au 31 Avril 2022


Azadeh Mashayekhi was originally trained as an architect in Iran, and later as an urban planner in the Netherlands at the Technical University of Delft (TUDelft). She completed her PhD thesis « Regimes of Urban Transformation in Tehran : The Politics of Planning Urban Development in the 20th Century Iran » in 2019 at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Before joining the Development Planning Unit (DPU) of University College of London in 2017, she has taught and worked on a number of research projects at Delft University of Technology and the University of Westminster.

She has specialized over the years in the fields of architecture, urban design and planning. Her research focuses on the political economy of urban change, and explores the mechanisms by which urban change takes place in cities of the global south. In her research, she particularly discuss the postcolonial critique of urban studies and specially focuses on political and institutional dynamics of city making practices in the context of the Middle Eastern cities. Her current research project examines the complex interplay between state, space and politics in Tehran. Azadeh is also the member of ANR research project SPACEPOL led by Gülçin ERDI and hosted by CITERES.

Her recent publications are :

Mashayekhi, A. (2019). The 1968 Tehran master plan and the politics of planning development in Iran (1945–1979). Planning Perspectives, 34 (5), 849-876.

Mashayekhi, A. (2019). The Politics of Building in Post-Revolution Tehran. In H. Yacobi, M. Nasasra (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on Middle East Cities. London : Routledge.

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