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Name : Al-Nammari Fatima Mayada

Academic Rank: Associate Professor

Administrative Position : Faculty Academic Member

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Specialization: Architecture and Urban Design

Graduate Of: Texas A&M University






    Texas A&M University
    United States of America

  • Book

      Chatterjee, HJ, Clini, C, Butler, B, Al-Nammari, F, Al-Asir, R and Katona, C, " Exploring the psychosocial impact of cultural interventions with displaced people " , "Refuge in a Moving World:Tracing refugee and migrant journeys across disciplines",Vol.3,No., UCL, London, 07/17/2020 Abstract:
      This chapter explores the social and psychological impact of cultural and creative activities on displaced people. According to the UNHCR “Global Trends” report (2015), global forced displacement reached a new peak in 2015, with 65,3 million people forcibly displaced worldwide “as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence or human rights violation”, 12,4 million of which only in 2015 (2015: 2). Among these 65,3 million displaced people, 21,3 million are refugees, while 3,2 million are asylum seekers (2). With the number of refugees steadily on the rise, understanding, understanding how to ease the transition to a new place of settlement, and how to improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers and their integration in their societies of settlement, is of growing concern. Drawing upon studies in the field of migration, health, arts and wellbeing, this chapter will discuss the theoretical perspectives of the potential of cultural and creative activities to ameliorate the negative impact of displacement and improve psychosocial health

  • Journal Paper

      Fatima Al-Nammari, " Participatory urban upgrading and power: Lessons learnt from a pilot project in Jordan " , "Habitat International",Vol.39,No.1, ELSEVIER, Vancouver, 09/16/2013

      Fatima Al-Nammari an, " Earthquake Recovery of Historic Buildings, Investigating Cost and Time Needs " , "Disasters",Vol.33,No.3, , UK, 09/16/2009

      Fatima Al-Nammari

      • Butler, Beverlry and Fatima Al-Nammari, " “We Palestinian Refugees” – Heritage Rites and/as the Clothing of Bare Life: Reconfiguring Paradox, Obligation, and Imperative in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Jordan". " , " JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHAEOLOGY : The New Nomadic Age Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration",Vol.3,No., equinoxpub, UK, 12/01/2016 Abstract:
      ‘Heritage ethnographies’ conducted in selected Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan reveal how the ‘lived experiences’ of such communities offer further nuance and paradox to, and reconfiguration of, the ‘We Refugee’ theses of Arendt (1943) and Agamben (1995). Our research revisits the core paradox confronting the refugee ‘expelled’ into ‘no-man’s-land’: simultaneous reconfiguration within a ‘bio-political rites of passage’ and within the obligation to constitute the ‘vanguard of their people’. We subsequently argue the presence of powerful ‘popular heritage rites’ operating within camps that as expressions of refugee agency, activated heritage forms, and potent ritual acts of communion, - including magical thinking and wish-fulfilment – create new ‘factness’ and ‘realities’ on the ground. We contend that just as these ethnographies position the Palestinian ‘thobe’ (embroidered dress) as powerfully encompassing the efficacies of popular rites, heritage similarly undergoes reconfiguration to become powerfully centred within struggles to ‘clothe’ ‘bare life’ and simultaneously embedded within wider quests to possess the ‘Good Life’ in extremis.

      Malhis, Shatha, and Al-Nammari, Fatima, " Interaction between internal structure and adaptive use of traditional buildings: Analyzing the heritage museum of Abu-Jaber, Jordan " , "International Journal of Architectural Research: ArchNet-IJAR",Vol.9,No., ArchNet-MIT, USA, 10/27/2015 Abstract:
      This paper analyses the three-floor gallery plans of the Abu-Jaber Museum that correspond to the two stages in the evolution of the Abu-Jaber House: 1880, when it was originally constructed to house the families of three affluent brothers; and 2007, when it was rehabilitated into a local heritage museum. Using a multi-method approach of ethnographic observation, space syntax analysis, and interviews, we find that the 2009 spatial and morphological conversion constitutes a certain phenomenological departure from the spatial principles embedded in the original plans. We suggest that this is linked to a predominant approach in the process of adaptive use where the essence of the original spatial configuration is overlooked. We discuss the three-way interaction between spatial structure and its architectural language, interpretations of conservation priorities and curatorial principles.

  • Chapter in a Book

      Al Asir, Rula and Al, " Green Design and the Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings: Integrating Environmental Design and Conservation, " , "Responsibilities and Opportunities in Architectural Conservation: Theory, Education, and Practice",Vol.,No., CSAAR, Jordan, 09/16/2008

      Fatima Al-Nammari

      Fatima Al-Nammari, " Towards Sustainable Development in Historic City Centres: An Integrated Approach " , "Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development",Vol.,No., CSAAR and The University of Dundee, SA, 09/16/2010

      Fatima Al-Nammari, " Talbiyeh Camp Improvement Project and the Challenges of Community Participation: Between Empowerment and Conflict " , "UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees: from relief and works to human development",Vol.,No., Routledge, , 04/18/2014

  • Conference paper

      Fatima Al-Nammari, " Testing Camp Improvement: Space and Power Struggles, Planning vs. De Facto Change " , "Dignity and Rights in Urban Spaces: Ground Breaking Urban Planning in the Middle East",Vol.,No., , Germany, 05/09/2011

      Fatima Al-Nammari, " Principles of Disaster Planning and Lessons Learned for the Arab City " , "Annual Symposium of the Legue of Arab Architects titled Towards Sustainable Disaster Recovery",Vol.,No., , Egypt, 12/09/2010

      Al-Nammari, Fatima, , " Improving the thermal performance of refugee shelters in Talbiyeh Camp " , "Green Energy & Sustainability for Arid Regions & Mediterranean Countries ICEGES 2009",Vol.,No., , Jordan, 11/16/2009

      Fatima Al-Nammari, " Participation, Sustainability & Governance in Camp Improvement- Jordan " , "Shelter & Participatory planning workshop",Vol.,No., UNRWA- Camp Improvement Department, Amman, Jordan, 10/23/2013

  • Doctoral Dissertation

      Fatima Al-Nammari, " Sustainable Disaster Recovery for Historic Buildings: Learning from San Francisco after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake " , "",Vol.,No., , USA, 05/16/2006
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