The UK Team is very pleased to announce that Dr. Lorena Melgaço has now joined the team as research fellow.
Lorena is an architect and urban planner trained in Brazil, Germany and France. She was previously a research assistant at the University of Plymouth. Her fields of interest include bottom-bottom spatial practices, in other words the understanding of forms of local agency within a global structure and their relation to the production of space as well as the temporary uses of spaces and the interaction between space, communities and technology in urban and rural spaces. Lorena is also interested in planning perspectives from the Global South and in ways this challenges traditional urban planning theories.
Lorena will be based in Birmingham (UK) but will spend a significant amount of time in South Africa.
Lauren Andres, 7 February 2017
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