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Elahe Karimnia

Elahe is a Senior Lecturer in Critical Urban Practice at UWE Bristol. She is concerned with politics, narratives, and infrastructures of designing publicness in cities, and interested in creative spatial practices through which different forms of exclusions and dominations are resisted.


Prior to joining UWE, as Associate at Theatrum Mundi, Elahe collaborated in a 3-year project: ‘Urban Backstages‘ where she critically examined cultural infrastructure, creative economy, and creative co-working spaces. She also did research, workshops and editing for the cross-disciplinary project: Choreographing the City, an embodied understanding of powers shaping public spaces, everyday (im)mobility and infrastructures.


Elahe is a practiced architect and urban designer with a PhD from KTH University, Stockholm, where she taught subjects such as temporary cities, urbanisms, and placemaking.

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