Samer Wannan is an instructor in the department of Architecture at Birzeit University- Palestine, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering with distinction in 2011. He received his master’s degree in Architecture, Planning and Landscape (Design) from Newcastle University, UK in 2014. His master’s thesis design project, entitled “Towards a Socio-Cultural Platform: Retrofitting the City through Exploring Spaces of Emptiness and Envisioning a New Public Space”, explores the social and political aspects of architecture.

 Samer has a strong interest to explore experimental methods within architectural education and practice and to develop innovative design tools and methodologies, including physical fabrication technologies and material exploration. He is also interested in the cultural and social relations associated with the spatial practices and urban forms. He aims to pursue these interests through research and implementation.