Learn about the complexities of working somewhere between order and chaos, in this festival-curated discussion.
Listen to Professor Emeritus Nabeel Hamdi in conversation with Professor Emeritus Hans Skotte, in which Nabeel reflects on what it takes to work in settings which are forever somewhere between order and chaos, working in participatory design and planning, the methods and skills required in negotiating programmes and projects, the important relationships between teaching and practice, and some key lessons learnt over the years. Nabeel and Han also welcome guests who share memories of working alongside Nabeel.
Meet Nabeel, Hans and their guests:
Professor Nabeel Hamdi qualified at the Architectural Association in London 1968. He worked for the Greater London Council between 1969 and 1978, where his award-winning housing projects established his reputation in participatory design and planning. From 1981 to 1990 he was Associate Professor of Housing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was awarded a Ford International Career Development Professorship. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Oxford Brookes University
Hans Skotte is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture and Planning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
Mr Jayaratne Kananke Arachchilage is the President of Sevanatha Urban Resource Centre, a Sri Lankan NGO.
Prof David Sanderson was a student in Nabeel’s class in 1991, and subsequently worked at CENDEP, the Oxford Brookes University Centre for Development and Emergency Practice. In 2016 David moved to Australia to take up a new position as Inaugural Judith Neilson Chair at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Dr Supitcha Tovivich is a full-time lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University, Thailand. She graduated from MA in Humanitarian and Development Practice, Oxford Brookes and Ph.D. in Planning Studies, Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London. She was Nabeel’s MA thesis’s advisee. She was also a teacher assistant of Nabeel for a few years at Brookes and UCL.
Dr Anshu Sharma is Co-founder of SEEDS and trained as an urban planner at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Anshu has served as a Global Tutor at CENDEP, and in this role has been part of a number of field courses and a pioneering project on urban risk reduction at the centre.
This event was designed and produced by the Oxford Human Rights Festival team in collaboration with the Oxford Brookes University Centre for Development and Emergency Practice, with tech support from Kasia Kuchta, who is studying the MA Development and Emergency Practice, and Angus Stanley, an MArchD student specialising in Development and Emergency Practice.