Personen

Ayham Dalal

A04: Architectures of Asylum

Research Associate

Technische Universität Berlin
BH-5-1 | Room 205
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1
10587 Berlin

CV

  • since 2015

    Doctoral Dissertation, TU Berlin
    (Working Title) Between Humanitarian and Socio-Cultural Order: Understanding the Conflicts and Potentials Emerging from Refugee Camps Urbanisation. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz).

  • 2012 – 2014

    Master of Science in Integrated Urbanisma and Sustainable Design (M. Sc.), Stuttgart University and Aim Shams University,
    (Thesis) Camp Cities between Planning and Practice: Mapping the Urbanisation of Zaatari Camp. (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Nina Gribat, Prof. Dr. Mohamed Salheen, Dr. Yehya Serag, M. Arch. Omar Aziz Hallaj).

  • 2005 – 2011

    Bachelor in Architectural Engineering (BA), Al-Bath University, Syria
    (Thesis) Planning and Designing the Campus of Tartous University in Syria.

Research Focus

    • In his research, Ayham focuses on urban space, informality, resilience, culture, power dynamics, and identity politics. In particular, he is interested in the socio- spatial practices and transformations of space and how they can be mapped and visualized through mixed media and illustration techniques. His research is driven by strong interest in ethnography, anthropology, cultural studies and urbanization theories and how they can be linked to architectural design and contemporary urban practices.

Dissertation

(Working Title) Between Humanitarian and Socio-Cultural Order: Understanding the Conflicts and Potentials Emerging from Refugee Camps Urbanisation. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz).

Publications

  • Peer-Reviewed Articles

    • Dalal, A. (2018): Tracing the Production of Syrian Refugee Camps in Jordan: From Abstracted Theories to Contextualized Spaces, Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism and Development (under review).

    • Dalal, A. (2017): Uncovering Culture and Identity in Refugee Camps, Humanities, 6(3), 61.

    • Dalal, A. (2015): Between Space and Politics: Problematizing Governance in Zaatari Camp in Northern Jordan, Idafat Journal (Arab Journal of Sociology), Vol. 31/32, p. 118-133. [Text in Arabic].

    • Dalal, A. (2015): A Socio-Economic Perspective on the Urbanisation of Zaatari Camp inJordan, Migration Letters, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 263-278.

  • other Publications

    • Dalal, A. ;Philipp Misselwitz (2017): Architecture of Asylum as Spaces of Negotiation: Camp Cities between Universal Humanitarian Order and Local Agency’ [In German], ARCH+, 230, 32-41.

    • Dalal, A. (2017): ‘Assessment on Craftsmanship and Syrian Cultural Heritage in Azraq Camp; Turquoise Mountain (Report).

    • Dalal, A. (2016): ‘Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Challenges, Potentials and the Right to the Urban, Amnesty International.

    • Dalal, A. (2016): Responding to the Refugees, ‘Design’ Design Crisis, XXI, 2016.

    • Dalal, A. (2016): Zaatari, Stadt Aspekte, Vol. 4, p. 10-13.

    • Dalal, A. (2015): Between Space and Politics: The Problematization of Governance in Zaatari Camp in Northern Jordan, Idafat Journal (Arab Journal of Sociology), Vol. 31/32, p. 118-133. [Text in Arabic].

    • Dalal, A. (2015): A Socio-Economic Perspective on the Urbanisation of Zaatari Camp in Jordan, Migration Letters, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 263-278.

    • Dalal, A. (2015): The Emergence of Habitat in Zaatari Camp in Jordan: Between Humanitarian and Socio-Cultural Order, Trialog, Vol. 112/113, p. 43-58.

    • Dalal, A. (2014): The Emergence of Habitat in Zaatari Camp: Between Humanitarian and Socio-Cultural Order, IUSD Journal, Cairo, Ain Shams University.

    • Dalal, A. et al (2013): Negotiating the Future: Observations and Visions of Urban Phenomena in Djerba, IUSD Publications, Cairo, Ain Shams University.

  • Lectures

    • (2018) The Planning of Refugee Camps as a Form of Housing, Forced Migrations in Jordan and the Middle East, The French Institute for Research in the Near East (Ifpo), Amman.

    • (2017) The Production of Syrian Refugee Camps in Jordan, Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference, Columbia University (Global Centers), Amman.

    • (2017) Tracing Camps Production in Jordan, Spaces of Refuge: Infrastructures, Sovereignties, Economies, Tampere University, Finland.

    • (2017) From Shelters to Homes: On the Political Economy, Architecture and Culture of the Home-Making in Zaatari Camp, Pluralism in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference, Columbia University (Global Centers), Amman.

    • (2017) Reading the Urban Morphology of Zaatari Camp, LAJEH Conference, The French Institute for Research in the Near East (Ifpo), Amman.

    • (2016) Urban Informality and Refugee Camps in the Middle East, De-framing the Mediterranean from the 21 st Century: Places, Routes, Actors, Forum Transregionale Studien (EUME), Crete.

    • (2016) Tracing the Urbanization of Syrian Refugee Camps in Jordan, Royal Geographical Society; IBG Annual Conference 2016, London.

    • (2015) The Phantom of Camps: Beyond the Political (Im-) Possibility of Zaatari Camp in Jordan, International Conference for Critical Geography ICCG, Ramallah.