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Roudbari, Shawhin Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • I study contentious political engagement by design professionals. Through in-depth interviews, participant observation, and analyzing texts, I investigate ways activists shape and organize power towards justice causes. While the focus of my work is on counter-hegemonic movements by professionals, my research has led me to study the globalization of architecture’s institutions and community-engaged design. And though my focus began with architects, these inquiries have led me to consider the work of planners and civil and environmental engineers, as related professions whose work, institutions, and activism often overlap with designers’. My work contributes to histories and theories of activism in the spatial professions and relies on ethnographic methods.

keywords

  • design professions, spatial professions, architecture, activism, dissent, contentious politics, institutional culture, history of design, social movement and organization theory, Iran

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ENVD 3909 - Independent Study By special arrangement with instructor. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: 3.00 GPA. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 4929 - Research Assistant By special arrangement with instructor. May be repeated up to 99 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: 3.00 GPA. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ARCH 4010 - Architectural Appreciation and Design Introduces basic processes and principles of architectural design. Provides a basis for understanding and evaluating architecture. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 1052 - Design and Communication 1 Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by emerging digital techniques for the depiction of designed artifacts and environments, allowing students to extend and enhance their understandings of advanced practices for design visualization, representation and communication. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1004 and ENVD 2001. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 4364 - Special Topics: History and Historiography of Environmental Design Provides an advanced seminar on history and historiography of environmental design, e.g., American dwellings. May be repeated for credit by petition. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 4909 - Independent Study By special arrangement with instructor. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: 3.00 GPA. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 4919 - Teaching Assistant By special arrangement with instructor. May be repeated up to 99 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: 3.00 GPA. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 4929 - Research Assistant By special arrangement with instructor. May be repeated up to 99 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: 3.00 GPA. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 3909 - Independent Study By special arrangement with instructor. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: 3.00 GPA. (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 1102 - Design and Communication 2 Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by traditional techniques for the advanced practices for design visualization, representation, and communication. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1104 and ENVD 2003. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 3909 - Independent Study By special arrangement with instructor. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: 3.00 GPA. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 4929 - Research Assistant By special arrangement with instructor. May be repeated up to 99 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: 3.00 GPA. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 4979 - Honors Thesis Working with an advisor, students prepare, complete, and defend an honors thesis project, either written or creative. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ENVD 5346 - Spec Topics: Environmental Design - (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)

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