(PRPF) Palestine Regeneration Project Forum is initiated by Golzari - NG Architects (NGA) with the close collaboration and support of Professor Murray Fraser. NGA was originally set up in London in 1992 with the intention of addressing social, environmental and cultural issues in architecture. The practice has been focusing in the past few years on contested spaces mainly in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza Strip regions. Aiming at widening the network and creating a more interdisciplinary team, the PRPF is now expanding to act as a platform for key academics and practitioners, architects and planner who want to open up the dialogue about Palestine and make a contribution either through their intellectual input or practically engagement with specific design and regeneration projects.
Yara Sharif is a researcher and a practicing architect working as an Associate in Golzari-NG Architects on projects related to participatory design and social sustainability in London as well as Palestine. Yara is also a lecturer at the University of Westminster.
Nasser Golzari is an ARB qualified, fully registered architect since 1990. He is the principal partner in Golzari-NG Architects. Nasser is a MA design module leader at the University of Westminster. As an architect, he has worked both in private and public sector since 1985 on a number of projects nationally and internationally.
Murray Fraser is a Qualified architect and full-time academic, currently working as Professor of Architecture and Global Culture Vice-Dean of Research for the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment
Rim Kalsoum is a British Syrian Architectural Designer for Golzari-NG Architects and ArchitectureDoingPlace. Rim is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster.
About the forum
The Palestine Regeneration Project Forum (PRPF) is a platform for practicing architects, urban designers, planners, artists and academics who are seeking a critical practice for an effective regeneration of Palestine. The forum welcomes contributions to projects and events in architecture, urban design and art which explore theoretically and practically the spatial and economical potentials of Palestine, aiming above all to cultivate possibilities for change.
The forum also welcomes projects, or critiques of projects, which could explore specific issues of regeneration, identity, and social issues. Projects could include: proposed or built architectural projects, urban design or regeneration proposals, art projects within urban or public spaces, exhibitions, events and fieldwork.
You can either send us relevant projects for the forum to debate, or else if you would like to be a member, or contribute a commentary, then please provide us with your details.
Qualified architect and full-time academic, currently working as Professor of Architecture at the University of Westminster. Specialist academic interests are in architectural design, architectural history and theory, cultural studies, advanced digital design, cultural analysis of technology, research coordination and supervision.
Senior Lecturer in the economics of planning at UCL. Urban land and property markets and development processes in Europe; social and economic impacts; labour market analysis, economic estimation, evaluation and decision processes.
Professor of Architecture and deputy director of the low-energy architecture research unit at London Metropolitan University. Consultancy expertise in thermal comfort and occupant behaviour in buildings.
Professor in Architecture and Art, and director of architectural research, at UCL. Architectural designer and historian, art critic and writer.