nadia operativeneighbourhoods

I am a spatial practitioner and researcher based in West Yorkshire, specialising in critical spatial practice and community engagement. My current activity focuses on the collective production of culture as a practice of urban regeneration. A major strand of my work relates to the role of artists, activists and self-organised communities to challenge conventional practices of spatial development and consultation processes. I design, organise and facilitate community workshops, events and 'urban actions' to foster the discussion on the alternative ways to co-produce urban spaces.

I hold a PhD in Architecture from the University of Pavia, Italy. I am currently a Faculty member at Northumbria University, a member of the European network 'Culture Action Europe' and founder of the international platform 'Operative neighbourhoods'. I have previously led the MA in Architectural Design at Sheffield School of Architecture, and taught at University of Pavia, Tongji University in Shanghai and Polytechnic of Milan. Recently, I have presented my work and research outputs at a number of international HE institutions including the School of Architecture at Harbin Institute of Technology, the College of Architecture at Indian Education Society in Mumbai, the School of Architecture at the University of Seville, the Department of Environmental Design at the University of Padua, the Oslo School of Architecture and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Lisbon.

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