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Negar Sanaan Bensi


Negar Sanaan Bensi is an architect, educator, and researcher. She is a lecturer at the Architecture faculty, TU Delft , the chair of Borders & Territories. She holds a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture from TU Delft and she is an UKNA fellow. She received an honourable mention in the National Archiprix 2011 in the Netherlands for her master graduation project. 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 online Modi Operandi publication series (B&T). Some of her recent publications are: Datapolis: Exploring the Footprint of data on our planet and beyond (2023) by nai010 Publishers and Footprint #23: The Architecture of Logistics as the (co)editor. The upcoming book An Inhabitable Infrastructure: Rethinking the Architecture of the bazaar (Routledge), “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.


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