2019-03-06-Mona El Khafif
From Daniel Dugan on March 7th, 2019
Mona El Khafif, Dr. techn. is an Associate Professor at UVA School of Architecture, co-author of the award winning publication ‘URBANbuild: Local/Global’ (with Ila Berman) and author of ‘Staged Urbanism: Urban Spaces for Art, Culture and Consumption in the Age of Leisure Society’ (German edition). Her research operates at multiple scales, examining the interdisciplinary aspects of urban design, temporary urbanism, urban prototyping, and strategies for the smart city. At UVA El Khafif serves as the RCN director of the recently funded NSF Grant entitled “MainStreet21” supporting a network of small and midscale cities in Virginia and co-directs the school’s initiative on Smart Environments. Since beginning her academic career in 2000, El Khafif has been a part of the Institute for Urban Design and Landscape Architecture in Vienna, Tulane University in New Orleans, the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, the University of Waterloo, and the Institute of Urban Deisgn at the TU Dortmund, Germany.