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.
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
TITLE: Housing of Female Sex Workers in Barcelona
Supervisor: Apen Ruiz
TITLE: How to include the voices and experiences of LGBTQIA+ communities in post-disaster scenarios : the case of Beirut Blast.
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
Supervisor: Mbongeni Ngolube
TITLE: Informal Architecture as an Alternative in Illegal Vulnerable Neighborhoods: The case of “Hay al-Tanak” (Tin Neighbourhood), Beirut, Lebanon
Supervisor: Pere Vall Casas
TITLE: How rapid development may impact urban resilience against earthquake scenario. The case of Budva
Supervisor: Carmen MENDOZA ARROYO
TITLE: Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction: A Focus On Wildfires
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.
Supervisor: Nerea Amoros Elorduy
TITLE: From Exclusion to Containment: The Case of the Stateless people in Assam
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
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
TITLE: Healing Western Ghats: An eco-system management based disaster risk reduction approach to the Western Ghats, Kerala
TITLE: Disaster Response in Rural China: a Case Study of the 2021 Shanxi Floods
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?