DOINA PETRESCU Architecture, the Commons and the Co-production of a Resilient city
Born and trained as an architect in Romania, Doina Petrescu studied philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris with Jacques Derrida, and have completed a PhD in Women's Studies at the University of Paris VIII, supervised by Helene Cixous.
She directs the Chair of Architecture and Design Activism at the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. She has been Visiting Professor of Urban Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design (2014-15) and has previously taught at Architectural Association London, Iowa State University, EA Paris-Malaquais and the UAIM Bucharest.
Her research addresses outstanding questions in architecture and urban planning focusing on issues of co-design, civic participation, gendered practices, political ecology, co-production and urban resilience.