Sana Murrani [sanamurranicv]
BSc Arch, MSc Arch, PhD
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy [FHEA]
Sana Murrani is an experimental architect with an interest in urban and spatial practices. She currently holds the position of Associate Head of School for Graduate Affairs for the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Plymouth, UK. This is in addition to her role as the Stream Leader for History and Theory of Architecture and Critical Context. She studied architecture at Baghdad University School of Architecture at both under-graduate and post-graduate level. Sana completed her PhD with Professor Roy Ascott and the Planetary Collegium research group, on the subject of theoretical encounters and the critique of architectural representation and material culture under the influence of technology. She is the founder of the Displacement Studies Research Network, working at the intersection between displacement, heritage, and creativity to research, share, and enhance the impact and power of the creative agencies of displaced peoples, their culture, identity, heritage, health and well-being. Sana’s main research interest is in the field of critical urban theory and spatial practice with a particular focus on the transient conditions of post conflict spatial practices. She is the principal investigator for Creative Recovery: Mapping Refugees’ Memories of Home, as Heritage funded by the European Cultural Foundation, Courageous Citizens 2018. The project is in partnership with British Red Cross, and is based on co-produced creative research with 15 refugees. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and participated in international conferences and workshops. Sana is currently an Advising Editor for Leonardo Reviews: The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, a guest reviewer for Routledge Architecture section and a member of the ESRC Global Challenge Research Fund Peer Review College.