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Reem Ali Albarakat

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Dr. Reem Albarakat

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Reem Albarakat is an Assistant Professor of Digital Architecture at the Applied Science University in Jordan. 

She obtained her Doctoral degree from the University of Leeds 2021, on her research "The spatial-temporal production of public space within the context of demonstration mapping the unrest collective practices of Beirut Central District." within the research group of  Architecture & Urbanism; and the speciality of Digital Architecture / Humanities in architecture; and her Master's degree at the Jordan University of Science and Technology 2014, on her research "The Architecture of Participation: a study of virtual 

communities members' behaviour as an approach to the physical version of cyberspace"

Reem's experience includes working as a lecturer at Yarmouk University, Jordan, prior to attending her PhD program, as well as participating as a team member of the Revolt In Square (AHRC-funded research project) during her study at Leeds. 

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  • Reem's interdisciplinary research focuses on the relationship between the people and their spaces, through their lived experience. She was always influenced by the Lebanese Architect Rahif Fayad who creates and utilises characters [in the novelist way] in his writings that discuss the buildings and spaces through their interaction with people. The research was built on “the Field" theory of Pierre Bourdieu, which provided an abstracted model of the relationship between space, people and actions; and enabled to move continuously between the individual and crowd scales.  

    In her PhD, Reem investigates "The spatial-temporal production of public space within the context of demonstration", through "mapping the unrest collective practices of Beirut Central District." In this research, Reem focuses on the development of the manifestations of contesting the spaces of Downtown Beirut in their daily uses as well as the phases of urban unrest. The case of Beirut served the research with a well-established case of endless chapters of the spatial contestation during the routine and non-routine uses of the squares [and their surroundings]. ArcGIS was widely utilised through the research to build up the multi-layered understanding of the different elements of the scene of the square. 

    Find out more about Reem's PhD journey in this 2-minutes video: