Plenary Speaker

Farah Makki

Farah Makki

Architect and Urbego Co-founder

France

Farah Makki is an architect and PhD candidate in social sciences (EHESS, Paris) with practical experience in France, Lebanon and Italy. Her work includes designing and consulting in housing, cultural equipment, urban design, pedestrian mobility, and local identity regeneration through public space.

Farah is currently teaching sociology of architecture at ENSA Malaquais in Paris. Her work and research field develop a contextual and human approach to the built environment. In 2012, she became a member of the International Ambiances Network. This research and professional group promotes the sensory domain in designing and questioning the architectural and urban lived space.

In 2013, she co-founded Urbego, an international platform for young urban professionals. Since then, she has held a number of workshops and conferences in Rome, Venice, Tirana and Paris. As an Urbego board team member, Farah has been involved in the WETEST project for walkability strategies and in Urban Pockets for the revitalization of vacant spaces through community engagement. She has also been consulting for different European cities, speaking at and writing for a number of conferences and publications.