Samaneh Moafi

Samaneh Moafi is an Iranian-Australian architect and researcher, a PhD candidate at The Architectural Association, and a Research Fellow at Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University. Her work has a feminist approach to the two discourses of housing and domesticity, as well as to environmental violence and ecocide.

Dr. Samaneh Moafi is the Senior Researcher at Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London. She oversees the Centre for Contemporary Nature (CCN) in FA, where new investigative techniques are developed for environmental violence. Her work has been exhibited globally in forums such as the Storefront for Art and Architecture (2020), Sharjah Architecture Triennial (2019), Tate Britain (2018), MACBA (2017), Venice Architecture Biennale (2016) and Gwangju Biennale (2013).

Samaneh holds her PhD from The Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture with a thesis on Iran’s contemporary history of state initiated mass housing developments, emancipator practices of their female residents and more generally the intersection of gender, class and domesticity. Her articles on domesticity have appeared at the Journal of Islamic Architecture, the Avery Review and the Funambulist among others.

Previously, Samaneh was a studio leader at Masters Level at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London (2014-15). She has taught design studios at the University of Technology Sydney (2012-13), and ran a wider range of workshops internationally at the Royal College of Arts (London), the Architectural Association (London), PACT Zollverein (Essen). Platform 28 (Tehran) and Purdue University (Indiana).

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