We are thrilled to announce our Final Thesis Presentation 2022. The event will take place onThursday the 9th and Friday 10th of June at the UIC Architecture School. After such a wonderful year, our students are presenting their first hand research and contribution to our field of study in front of a jury and will receive feedback from an excellent international Juror. We are pleased to have as guest juror Professor Florian Urban  (Glasgow School of Arts, Mackintosh School of Architecture); and from UIC professors:  Apen Ruiz, Carmen Mendoza, Melissa García Lamarca, Hug March, Kathrin Golda Pongratz, Mbongeni Ngulube, Nerea Amorós Elorduy and Pere Vall. 

The topics of our students’ master theses this year are listed and include diverse topics such as: gender equality, socio-spatial resilience, displaced populations and others.

GENDER EQUALITY

Ninon ESCLANGON

Supervisor: Melissa Garcia Lamarca

TITLE: Women homelessness, a silent and invisible struggle: the case of Barcelona.

Yohana ALVES SOARES

Supervisor: Dr. Apen Ruiz

TITLE: Beyond Shelter: Home-based activities from a gender perspective

Nedjine DORCELY

Supervisor:

TITLE: Housing of Female Sex Workers in Barcelona

Victoria VANDEWALLE

Supervisor: Apen Ruiz 

TITLE: How to include the voices and experiences of LGBTQIA+ communities in post-disaster scenarios : the case of Beirut Blast. 

SOCIO-SPATIAL RESILIENCE

Dona Lucia ABOU JAMRA 

Supervisor: Hug March

TITLE: The uneven access to water in Beirut-Lebanon: Assessment of the socio-spatial diversities in water provision as a tool for achieving an equitable water supply for all

Christine Ying LU

Supervisor: Dr. Kathrin Golda-Pongratz

TITLE: Urban Acupuncture:A Wide Shared Sustainable Urban Transformation Model

Rodis CHAMOUN

Supervisor: Mbongeni Ngolube

TITLE: Informal Architecture as an Alternative in Illegal Vulnerable Neighborhoods: The case of “Hay al-Tanak” (Tin Neighbourhood), Beirut, Lebanon

Andrija TERZIC

Supervisor: Pere Vall Casas

TITLE: How rapid development may impact urban resilience against earthquake scenario. The case of Budva

Jocelyn KELLER

Supervisor: Carmen MENDOZA ARROYO

TITLE: Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction: A Focus On Wildfires

Aline VANDRIESSCHE

Supervisor: Nerea Amoros Elorduy

TITLE: Using AI for infrastructural post-earthquake damage assessment: identifying advantages and bottlenecks holding back the transfer from academic research to operational methods.

DISPLACED POPULATIONS

Lina BAISHYA

Supervisor: Nerea Amoros Elorduy

TITLE: From Exclusion to Containment: The Case of the Stateless people in Assam

Adarsh JOSHI

Supervisor: Dr. Kathrin Golda-Pongratz.

TITLE: Human Mobility; An adaptive strategy, Incase of Sundarbans, India.

Elif Ceren DEMIRKOL

Supervisor: Kathrin Golda-Pongratz

TITLE: The role of design in the reactivation of borderlands in Cyprus. The case of Varosha

Shilpa MENON

Supervisor:Melissa Garcia Lamarca

TITLE: Contradictions in the Art-led regeneration of resettlement housing projects: Questioning the ‘transformation’ accomplished in the lives of the resettled urban poor of Kannagi Nagar Art District, India, through a social capital lens.

Krishnanunni JITHENDRA KUMAR

Supervisor: 

TITLE: Healing Western Ghats: An eco-system management based disaster risk reduction approach to the Western Ghats, Kerala

Wei LIN

Supervisor:

TITLE: Disaster Response in Rural China: a Case Study of the 2021 Shanxi Floods

Jana ZEIN

Supervisor:

TITLE: A State inside of the State. Lebanon, July war 2006: What were the different factors and constraints that led Hezbollah to monopolize the reconstruction of the southern suburbs?

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