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EUI Workshops

Equity, Health, and Environment: Toward a More Just Global City – June 11, 2022

Free Workshops by an international Group of EUI Faculty

The Epidemic Urbanism Initiative (EUI) invites students, early career researchers, and junior faculty to apply for the June 2022 EUI Workshops, “Equity, Health, and Environment: Toward a More Just Global City” on June 11, 2022, via Zoom.

  • Module 1: City and Urbanism (9-10:30am US ET)
  • Module 2: Social-Ecological Environment (10:40am-12:10pm US ET)
  • Module 3: Architecture (12:20-1:50pm US ET)

These workshops are *free* and led by a distinguished, international group of EUI Faculty. Due to limited space, participation will be by application only, and applicants will be limited to attending one module. If selected, participants will be required to do some pre-reading, submit one brief written assignment, and attend their assigned module. Topics and details are below. Applications are due Friday, May 6, 2022. Contact with any questions.


Module 1: City and Urbanism (9-10:30am US ET)

–Urban informal settlements, led by Dr. Sheikh Serajul Hakim, Bangladesh

Sheikh Serajul Hakim is a Professor of Architecture at Khulna University, Bangladesh. He teaches History and theory of human settlements and mentors advanced-level graduate and undergraduate Design Studios. His research interests includes: politics, agency and human settlements of the transitioning (developing) societies; spatialities of informality; climate change and resilient built environments. 

–Public space and people’s resilience to pandemic and disasters, led by Dr. Tej Karki, Nepal

Dr. Tej Karki received his Ph.D. from Northeastern University, USA, in Law Policy and Society. Tej has served as faculty at Boston University and Tufts University and taught climate resilience and international planning course. In 2016, Tej was MIT visiting scholar for carrying out research on flood resilience in Malaysian cities. His research interests include climate change in cities, healthy city, and cognitive biases in planning decisions.

–Tourism and cultural heritage sites, led by Dr. Ula Abd Ali Khalel Merie, Iraq

Ula Merie is a Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory at the University of Babylon, Faculty of Engineering, Architectural department. She has a Ph.D. in Space, Cultures and Politics studies from Sheffield School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, where she was awarded a scholarship from the HCED program in Iraq. Ula currently researcher at Heritage Borders of Engagement Network, NTU and Management Committee member at The Nahrein Network, UCL. Her research interests in Exploring History and Theory of Architecture and Design in Post War Cities: Memory and Conflicted identity, Disappearing Cultural Heritage and Identities, Politics and Policies, Culture trauma and Hierarchy of Power.

Dr. Sheikh Serajul Hakim, Bangladesh
Dr. Tej Karki, Nepal
Dr. Ula Abd Ali Khalel Merie, Iraq

Module 2: Social-Ecological Environment (10:40-12:10pm US ET)

–Waterscapes management, led by Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargava, India

Mansee Bal Bhargava ( is a transdisciplinary scholar of the built environment that includes architecture design, development, planning, management, and governance of large-scale developments. Engaging through entrepreneurship, research, education, public speaking, and mentoring on sustainability-liveability for over twenty-seven years has carved a niche for her interest in water worries and wisdoms. She has PhD from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and has taught at many universities across USA, Europe, and Asia.      

–Waste management, led by Dr. Marie Bissong, Cameroon

Marie Bissong is a lecturer of Microbiology in the University of Bamenda and the Head of the service for internships in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in the University of Buea, Cameroon. Her research activities span through all aspects of microbiology including environmental microbiology and infectious disease epidemiology.

Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargava, India
Dr. Marie Bissong, Cameroon

Module 3: Architecture (12:20-1:50 US ET)

–Hospitals, led by Dr. Oliver Sukrow, Austria

Dr. Oliver Sukrow holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Research Unit Art History at the Technical University Vienna, Austria. His main research areas are Socialist architectural heritage and the history and medias of landscapes and architectures of health since the 19th century in Central Europe.

–Salutogenic architecture, led by Dr. Adam Nadolny, Poland

Adam Nadolny is Associate Professor in History of Architecture at Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, in the Division of History, Theory and Heritage. He also is the coordinator of the international cooperation and English language studies.

–Collective housing, led by Dr. Katarina Andjelkovic, Serbia

Katarina Andjelkovic, with a Ph.D., M.Arch.Eng., is a theorist, practicing architect, researcher and a painter. Andjelkovic served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma U.S.A., Institute of Form Theory and History in Oslo, Institute of Urbanism and Landscape in Oslo, and University of Belgrade. Katarina is a full author of the Preliminary Architectural Design, a national project supported by the Government of Serbia: New Building in National Cancer Research Center in Belgrade “Oncology 2”.

Dr. Oliver Sukrow, Austria
Dr. Adam Nadolny, Poland
Dr. Katarina Andjelkovic, Serbia

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