Professor Adina Hempel

Associate Professor - Zayed University .

Adina Hempel is a registered architect, urban researcher and Associate Professor at the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at the Zayed University in Dubai, UAE. Her research investigates the relationship of interior spaces, city development and cross-cultural influences in emerging urban centers, with a particular focus on the UAE. Adina Hempel has conducted extensive research on the architectural and urban history of the UAE and was appointed Head of Research for the curatorial team of the National Pavilion of the UAE at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in La Biennale di Venezia in 2014 and has also served as Head of Research for GSM project on the Shindagha Museum phase 1 pavilions in Dubai in 2016. More recently she has worked with the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth on a variety of UAE Architecture related projects, such as the 2019 research publication “In Search of Spaces of Coexistence: An architect’s journey”. Additionally, Adina Hempel currently is a member of the Technical Committee for Modern Heritage of the UAE. Her work contributed to various exhibitions and publications such as the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 and 2018. Adina Hempel received a Dipl.-Ing. of Architecture (Master in Architecture) from the Technical University of Dresden, studied Urban Studies at Columbia University in New York and Digital Film Making at New York Film Academy in New York and is currently pursuing a PhD in Architecture the University of Stuttgart.

About Workshops

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  • February 25, 2021: Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • June 6, 2021: Deadline for paper presenters to submit their first draft
  • July 23-24, 2021: Dates of the 2020 Gulf Research Meeting
  • Note There is no deadline to register as a listening participant. However, seats are limited in each workshop and registration for non-paper presenters will be allowed on a space available basis.

GRM 2020


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