Azrieli Teaching Fellow
Jenan Ghazal is a PhD candidate at the ASAU, affiliated with the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (NMC) at the University of Toronto. She teaches a history/theory course titled: Reporting from the front: on architecture, politics, and spatial violence. She holds a BArch (2012) and a MArch (2014) from the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Lebanon, where she also has professional experience as a licensed architect. Before holding a Master of Architectural Studies (MAS, 2016) from Carleton University, Jenan was involved with community-based activism and documentation of endangered heritage buildings in her hometown Tripoli, Lebanon. By dwelling upon her firsthand experience of urban conflicts following upheavals in Lebanon, her research addresses the question of spatial violence, not merely as a destructive force on the order of architecture, but as its constitutive function, as a continuous immanence in the architecture of the city. She has presented papers in Canada and the USA on historical and contemporary entanglements of architecture, political violence, and the body in urban spaces. She has received awards for her research in Lebanon and Canada, most recently a SSHRC Doctoral award (2020).
Master of Architectural Studies – Carleton University, Canada
Master of Architecture (with high distinction) – Lebanese University, Canada
Bachelor of Architecture – Lebanese University, Lebanon
ARCH 4505A – Reporting from the Front; on architecture, politics and spatial violence
ARCS 1005A – Drawing Class
ARCC 1202 – History of Structures
ARCH 1000 – Introduction to Architecture
2013-2014 – Junior Architect, Vector Architecture Office, Tripoli, Lebanon
2012-2013 – Intern Architect, THA Architects, Tripoli, Lebanon
Goffi, Federica. Interviews: Insights and Introspection on Doctoral Research in Architecture . New York: Routledge, 2020. Print.
Ghazal, Jenan. “Tower of Bitterness, Tower of Air: the notorious case of Lebanon’s Trade Center.” Society of Architectural Historians 72nd Annual International Conference, providence, United States.
Ghazal, Jenan. “Architecture and Violence: between representation and exchange.” (2016). Carleton University. Master’s Thesis.
Capturing the “meanwhile” in Beirut – Exhibition, Lightroom Gallery, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Ottawa, ON.
The Tree house of Vesalius – Exhibition, The PIT – Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Ottawa, ON.