Meet the Author
Hanadi Samhan is an urban practitioner and a PhD candidate at The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at the University College London. She has an extensive experience in urban development projects in the MENA region. Throughout her career, Samhan succeeded in leading and delivering urban planning schemes and design solutions for clients in both the private and public sectors. She was in charge of strategic planning and design projects for key cities such as Riyadh, Baghdad, and Makkah. She also led national development and design guidelines for the state of Qatar and the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities. She provided advice for housing development schemes and peer review assessments for large-scale master plans and new developments. Samhan’s research investigates Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon through their volumetric dimension. She aims to bring together the new language of volumetric and voluminous concepts of sovereignty with refugeehood, thereby challenging the flatness of camp thinking as a bounded territory, and as a distinctive geopolitical urban space.
Works by the Author
Co-published with Collective for Architecture