پژوهشـکده فرهنگ، هنر و معمـــاری جهاددانشگاهی
Smart Cities-Real-time Cities
Technology has transformed our physical world into a hybrid of materials and information; Smart Cities consider the possibility of sensing their dynamics in real-time, and making this information available to both citizens and institutions. They invest in simplifying urban accessibility with interactive and digitally retrofitted architectures, and capitalize on the ability of public art to socially empower citizens. They envision an active future of human cohabitation by taking advantage of technological and socio-cultural trends to provide the infrastructure for a secure and desirable standard of urban living.
This lecture tries to offer a historical view of how the concept and the disciplinary discourse pertaining to smart cities evolved with introduction of each and every contributing technology in the field.
Nashid Nabian completed a Master in Architecture at Shaid-Beheshti University and started to work as a self-employed architect in design-built contracts for residential and educational projects of small to medium scale between 1998 and 2002. She became a partner in Arsh Architectural Consulting office in 2002. Since then, she and her partners have been involved in residential and commercial projects at different scales and design competitions at local and national levels. Between 2003 and 2005 Nashid did a Master in Urban Design at University of Toronto where she was awarded the Toronto Society of Architects Scholarship for 2004-2005 for her thesis, which focused on Utopic redevelopment of Toronto Lakeshore and was an attempt to explore the potentials of Theory of Derive and other situationist propositions in designing an urban scale redevelopment.
Currently a first year doctoral design student, her research interest is focused on integration of responsive networked digital media in design of public spaces, and its impact on spatial experience of the participating public. She is interested in exploring the possibility of having architecture without a place and to affirm a complete, independent space beyond the constraints of place or time.