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Nashid Nabian

Architect at Shift Process Practice, Iran

Nashid Nabian has a MSc in Architectural Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University; MA in Urban Design, University of Toronto where she received the Toronto Association of Young Architects award; Doctor of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has been partner at Tehran-based Arsh Design Studio since 2003. Nashid’s research focuses on the digital augmentation of architecture and constructed landscapes, particularly public spaces, and on how novel technologies can impact the spatial experience by soliciting the needs and desires of inhabitants or users. She has taught graduate seminar and design studio courses at Toronto University, Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research has been showcased in various venues, including the ACADIA, IEEE Digital Ecosystems Conference; the UCMedia Conference on User-Centric Media, the Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference, Toronto’s Nuit Blanche Annual Event, New Orleans’ American Institute of Architects DesCours Festival, and SEED Magazine. Currently she is a post-doctoral fellow at MIT SENSEable City Lab and a lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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