Negar Sanaan Bensi


Negar Sanaan Bensi is an architect and a lecturer at The Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft . She holds a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture from TU Delft and she is a UKNA fellow.
She received an honourable mention in the National Archiprix 2011 in the Netherlands for her graduation project ' Space of the Voids: Space of Remembrance and Forgetfulness'. Her research focuses on the relation between architecture and territory, infrastructure, and inhabitation, specifically in the context of the Iranian Plateau and the Middle East. She has taught at TU Delft, Tilburg Fontys and Rotterdam Academy, Syracuse University NYC, and lectured at the University of Antwerp and IIAS in Leiden. She is part of the editorial board of the Footprint Journal and an editor of the Issue of Footprint #23: The Architecture of Logistics. Her recent publication is “The Qanat System: A Reflection on the Heritage of the Extraction of Hidden Waters” in Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage edited by Carola Hein. She is part of the research group "Borders & Territories" in the Architecture Department at TU Delft. She has experience in practice individually and in collaboration with several offices such as ZUS [Zone Urbaine Sensible], Import. Export Architecture, and GFC.