Dr Hooman Foroughmand Araabi

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About me

I am Doctor Hooman Foroughmand Araabi, Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design. I joined UWE’s Department of Architecture and the Built Environment in 2017.

I am particularly interested in understanding and evaluating the area of knowledge entitled urban design and investigating its relationship to the practice of making public spaces.

My particular approach to investigating these areas is what I have called critical creativity. Criticality allows rational judgments about contexts, within which projects and theories function, in accordance with various sociopolitical frameworks. Creativity, on the other hand, seeks to find new processes and forms. Good environments can thus be consciously created when criticality and creativity are aligned. My teaching ethos reflects this, allowing students to learn through critical appraisal of existing research and creative discovery and fulfillment of their design potential.


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