Samaneh Moafi

Samaneh Moafi is Senior Researcher at Forensic Architecture. She provides oversight across projects and oversees in particular the Centre for Contemporary Nature (CCN), where new investigative techniques are developed for bringing accountability to environmental destruction.

Her PhD research focused on the contemporary history of state initiated mass housing in Iran and the class identities and gender roles it informed.

Before joining Forensic Architecture in 2015, she worked as an architect in Australia, taught at the University of Technology, Sydney, at the Bartlett School, University College, London, and led a number of short courses at the Royal College of Arts and the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture. She has lectured internationally at universities such as Columbia University (US), Piet Zwart Institute (Netherlands), École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles (France) and Kuwait University and her work has been exhibited in forums such as the Manchester International Festival (2021), Sharjah Architecture Triennial (2019), Tate Britain (2018), and Gwangju Biennale (2013).


On behalf of Forensic Architecture, Samaneh Moafi and Stefanos Levidis will present a keynote talk at the 19th NECS Graduate Workshop.