Interdisciplinary Research Program – TUDelft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
UD-TT Lecture Series—Territories of Accumulation—Session 2

Within the framework of:

Section of Urban Design
Delta Urbanism Research Group
Graduation Studio—Transitional Territories
(Joint Studio with AA, Diploma Unit 9, Third Territorial Attractor)

Curated by:
Nikos Katsikis

Hosted by:
Nikos Katsikis and Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Section of Urban Design—TUDelft



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The Transitional Territories lecture series explores the agency of design as a mode of investigation and reflexive transformation of the ever-changing interrelations between natural processes, societal practices, and (geo)political frameworks. The 2021-2021 edition introduces as an investigative lens the notion of accumulation broadly conceived: as a material process of anthropogenic transformation of the earth, but also as a process of – often unequal – social and ecological (re)organization. From the ecopolitics and hydropolitcs of accumulation, to its multiscalar metabolisms, the series aims to offer critical insights around the state and agency of the territorial project within the pressing context of the climate crisis and the associated social and ecological tensions.

Session 2

02 December 2021

17:00—18:00 CET


Fadi Masoud

Fadi Masoud is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism and the Director of the Centre for Landscape Research. His research, teaching, and design work focuses on establishing relationships between dynamic large-scale environmental systems, landscape design, and the instrumentality of planning tools. Prior to joining the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, he held teaching and research appointments at the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Department of Urban Studies and Planning and MIT Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism. His work has been widely exhibited and recognized through several international competitions. He is the editor of ‘Terra-Sorta-Firma: Reclaiming the Littoral Gradient’ (Actar, 2020), an illustrated and edited volume that documents waterfronts on “reclaimed” land and renders visible the ubiquity and precarity of this urban coastal condition.

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