How Might the COVID-19 Change Architecture and Urban Design? - Interview

  • Ashraf M Salama (Interviewee)

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Michael Crosbie Interviews Ashraf Salama on possible outcomes in a post-coronavirus world
How Might the COVID-19 Change Architecture and Urban Design?
Michael Crosbie, Common\Edge, 7 May 2020

In the wake of the global pandemic crisis, there’s been speculation about how architecture, urban planning, and design might be permanently affected. Ashraf M. Salama, a professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland, and the director of the Cluster for Research in Architecture and Urbanism of Cities in the Global South, has been following how these disciplines might be changing. He’s recently written a publicly peer-reviewed paper on some of his findings: “Coronavirus Questions That Will Not Go Away: Interrogating Urban and Socio-Spatial Implications of COVID-19 Measures.” I sat down with Salama to discuss some of the issues he raises, and what their implications might be for the built environment in the future.
Period7 May 2020
Held atCommon Edge, United States
Degree of RecognitionInternational