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Sepideh Karami

Simpson Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Interruption: Writing a Dissident Architecture
Master in Science, Chalmers University
Social Sustainability in Extreme Societies
Master of Architecture, Iran University of Science and Technology
Ecotourism Center in Hormoz Island

Professional Qualifications

Doctoral Supervision - KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Tutoring - Umeå University: The Center for Teaching and Learning

Biography

Sepideh Karami is an architect, writer, teacher and researcher with a PhD in Architecture, Critical Studies, from KTH School of Architecture, Sweden (2018). She developed her thesis Interruption: Writing a Dissident Architecture, through writing practices and critical fiction as political practices of making architectural spaces. She completed her architecture education at Iran University of Science and Technology (MA Architecture, 2002), and at Chalmers University in Sweden (MSc Design for Sustainable Development, 2010). She has been committed to pedagogy, research and practice in different international contexts such as Iran, Sweden, Kenya and the UK since the beginning of her engagement in the field in 1997. 

She works through artistic research, experimental methods and interdisciplinary approaches at the intersection of architecture, performing arts, literature and geology, with the ethos of decolonization, minor politics and criticality from within. 

She has presented, performed and exhibited her work at international conferences and platforms, and is published in peer reviewed journals. She has been a Lecturer at KTH School of Architecture since 2018, and is currently a Simpson Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, where she develops her research project “Decolonizing Infrastructures: Architecture in an Ecological Era”.

Research outputs

  1. Oily Stories and Troubled Sites

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  2. The Door Left Ajar: On Dissident Waiting and Collective Fiction

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Research activities & awards

  1. Arena Journal of Architectural Research (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

  2. Three Convicts: The Dam, The War, The Oil: An Ecological Stage of Disaster in Mesopotamian Marshes

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. VIS Nordic Journal for Artistic Research (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

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Latest prizes

  1. Iaspis

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. JC Kempe Memorial Scholarship Foundation

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  3. JC Kempe Memorial Scholarship Foundation

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