IUR Rooftop Talks: Meet Marwa Dabaieh

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We are continuing with our Rooftop Talks – a space to share conversations about IUR members and their work. This time, we present Marwa Dabaieh, Associate Professor of the Department of Urban Studies at Malmö University and expert in sustainable and environmentally conscious architecture.


Marwa Dabaieh is an architect and BioGeometry® practitioner. Working now as an associate professor (Docent) at Malmo University. Her expertise is in sustainable and environmentally conscious architecture. Worked for the last 20 years in the field of zero emission and passive earth buildings, sustainable architectural conservation, climate responsive design, climate neutral architectural design. Her research focus is passive and carbon neutral low-tech vernacular methods and their adaptation for contemporary energy efficient and zero carbon building practice. Marwa mainly tends to apply transdisciplinary approaches in her research work following a human centred participatory design method. She published over 60 manuscripts and four books besides lecturing in the fields of vernacular architecture, sustainable and environmental design, energy efficient buildings, zero emission design, carbon neutral architecture, sustainable conservation, design and build with natural materials and BioGeometry®. As a practitioner, she participated in several design projects in MENA region and Europe. In 2018, she was appointed as full professor in sustainable and environmental architecture at Aalborg University in Denmark, where she was the head of the sustainable architecture research lab. Marwa is also the ICOMOS vice-president for the vernacular architecture international scientific committee and Swedish expert voting member for the energy, sustainability and climate change international scientific committee.

For more information about Marwa´s work, you can go to her publications list here and her Academia profile here.