Mohammad Nourani Sadoddin

  • Role in Center:

    Junior Researcher

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  • University:

    University of Tehran

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Biography: Mohammad started his degree in Architecture in 2011 at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. For his final bachelor project, he focused on the relationship between technology and architecture, looking at the architects’ new roles in the digital era. In 2016, Mohammad started his Master of Architecture at the School of Arts & Architecture, University of Yazd, Iran. There, he was a Yazd Vernacular Architecture Research Center member and started to think and write critically about the effects of new technologies on vernacular architecture. His master thesis was about designing a high school in Yazd by focusing on the impact of technology in architectural form. In the national entrance exam for architecture and urban planning in 2018, he reached the 2nd rank among thousands and started his PhD in architecture at the University of Tehran. Since then, he has been participating in teaching architectural design as a TA. Before joining the SMUS program in 2020, he translated the book “Digital Tools in Participatory Planning” into Persian.

Research Topic: E-Participation for Spatial Change, Improving and Envisioning of Public Spaces in Local Communities with the help of Digital Platforms.

Selected Publications:

  • Digital Tools in Participatory Planning (forthcoming): Translated into Farsi by Nourani S., M./Ahmadi, E. SAMT Publications, 2020, Tehran. ISBN 978-952-60-3259-7.

Areas of Expertise:

  • E-participation
  • Participatory Design
  • Participatory Planning
  • Design Process
  • Smart Cities

Memberships & Networks:

  • Writer and Scientific Advisor at Daricheh Journal (journal of the Architecture students at Tehran University), 6th edition, Non-Creation, 2020, Tehran.
  • A writer and co-founder of the SafhehMag Journal (a bi-weekly published independent magazine about architecture and urban planning), issues 1st to 12th, 2019, Tehran.
  • A report team member at the Yazd Vernacular Architecture Research Center, Yazd University, Yazd, 2016-2017.