Researcher @ Technische Universität Berlin
Ayham Dalal is an architect and PhD researcher at the Technische Universität Berlin. He studied architectural engineering in Syria and obtained a master degree in urban studies from Germany and Egypt. After his master thesis, and through which he mapped the urbanization processes in Zaatari camp; Ayham has been involved in different initiatives, workshops, conferences and consultancy work regarding Syrian refugees in the region.
His doctoral research examines Syrian refugee camps in Jordan as contested geopolitical territories and urban laboratories. In particular, it attempts to generate further understanding on the relationship between displacement and urbanization processes within different frameworks and humanitarian settings. By doing so, not only further understanding of the spatialities of camps is being generated, but also the urbanization dynamics in relation to refuge are being revisited.