Nadia Alaily-Mattar

Job title
Research Associate

Chair of Urban Development, Department of Architecture
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Nadia (Nina) Alaily-Mattar is Research Associate at the Chair of Urban Development at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Nina is an architect, graduate of the American University of Beirut. She received her Master’s degree in Housing and Urban Regeneration from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her PhD Degree from the University College of London. Her research activities revolve around star architecture, the role of architecture in urban transformation processes, as well as the interfaces between futures studies, systems theory, urban planning and regional design. She has been responsible for the development of the concept paper for the application for a Collaborative Research Center "Digital Transformation and Urban Spatial Organization", currently under review by DFG.  She was the coordinator of the research project “Star architecture and its role in re-positioning small and medium sized cities”.  Nina is recipient of the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and will join TUDelft in Sep 2020.

Last publications
Alaily-Mattar N, Ponzini D and Thierstein A (2020) About Star Architecture: Reflecting on Cities in Europe. Basel: Springer International Publishing, VIII, 296. www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030239244

Alaily-Mattar N and Thierstein A (2020) The circulation of news and images: Star architecture and its media effects. In: Alaily-Mattar N, Ponzini D and Thierstein A (eds) About Star Architecture: Reflecting on Cities in Europe. Basel: Springer International Publishing, pp.97-114.

Dreher J, Alaily-Mattar N and Thierstein A (2020) The multifarious effects of star architecture: The case of the Kunsthaus Graz. In: Alaily-Mattar N, Ponzini D and Thierstein A (eds) About Star Architecture: Reflecting on Cities in Europe. Basel: Springer International Publishing, pp.153-168.

Thierstein A, Alaily-Mattar N and Dreher J (2020) Star architecture’s interplays and effects on cities. In: Alaily-Mattar N, Ponzini D and Thierstein A (eds) About Star Architecture: Reflecting on Cities in Europe. Basel: Springer International Publishing, pp.45-53.

Dreher J, Alaily-Mattar N and Thierstein A (2020) The Power of Star Architecture and Iconic Design: Kunsthaus Graz, Austria. In: Lindsay G (ed) Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design - Theory and Practice of Place. New York: Routledge, pp.23-42.

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