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Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Murray Fraser

02 2nd, 2012

Murray Fraser is Professor of Architecture and Global Culture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, where he currently acts as the Director of Research. He has published extensively on design, architectural history & theory, urbanism, and cultural studies. In 2008 his book, Architecture and the ‘Special Relationship’ (Routledge), won the RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding University-Located Research and the CICA Bruno Zevi Book Prize for best architectural book published anywhere in the world in the previous year. He is the co-editor for a major new book series on ‘Design Research in Architecture’ (Ashgate) as well as the co-editor of The Journal of Architecture (Routledge/RIBA), one of the leading international refereed publications. Also a qualified architect, he has jointly set up the Palestinian Regeneration Team (PART) to carry out projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Professor Fraser is the new Chair of the RIBA’s Research and Innovation Group and he also serves on the RIBA Awards Group, which amongst its duties selects the annual shortlist for the Stirling Prize. He is currently a committee member of the European Architectural History Network, a representative on the European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture, and also a founder-member of the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA). He has been an advisor and external examiner for many architectural schools in the UK and internationally, including from 2005-08 as Senior Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Malaysia and more recently as Senior Academic Consultant for setting up the Nazeer Hussain University in Karachi, Pakistan. He has given major lectures and been a keynote conference speaker in many countries around the world.

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