Dounia Salamé

(22-04-2021)

Last week Dounia Salamé joined our team. She is an urbanist from Lebanon holding a Master’s degree in Urban Studies from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Montreal, Canada), and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). Her Master’s thesis is titled “Memory, Resistance and the Everyday: Spatial Practices in the Rebuilding of Nahr el-Bared Camp (Lebanon)”.

Before joining Ghent University, Dounia worked at the American University of Beirut from 2016 till 2021, and participated in the founding of the Beirut Urban Lab. She co-edited Refugees as City-Makers and co-authored a number of papers on refugees' practices of the city, and proposals for housing policies. Her research interests include everyday practices of the city, urban citizenship, mapping, and the feminist city.

At Ghent University (Department of Architecture and Urban Planning), she is working, under the direction of Luce Beeckmans, on an action research for Globe Aroma, and within the framework of the Horizon2020 ReROOT-project "Arrival Infrastructures as Sites of Integration for Recent Newcomers".