Dr. Reza Masoudi Nejad

Dr. Reza Masoudi Nejad

Architecture, Urban morphology

Reza Masoudi Nejad is now affiliated as a Research Associate to SOAS, University of London.

Reza Masoudi-Nejad is an architect and urban morphologist, who has graduated in MSc of architecture at University of Tehran in 1996, then he graduated in MSc of Advanced Architectural Studies - focused on Space Syntax theory- at the Bartlett School of Built Environment, UCL, University of London in 2003. Reza has completed his PhD at DPU, the Bartlett; his thesis titled ‘the Rite of Urban Passage’, aimed at understanding of the spatial dynamic of religious rituals in Iranian cities. Reza mainly focuses on interaction between urban society and spaces, urban transformation during the modernisation of Iran, and the spatial organisation of rituals in urban spaces.

Publications

Articles

[Confirmed to be published] "Ritual as an urban phenomena. Spatial dynamic of the Ashura ritual in Iranian cities during urban transformation."

[2009] "Oral History and Urban Studies", in Proceedings of the 1st Seminar of Oral History of Iran, 7 March 2007; Tehran: National Library and Archives of I.R. Iran, 141-159

[2006] "The Modern Transformation and Generation of the Image of Social Life in Iranian Historic City: Field study and qualitative methods in urban studies" in Pellegrini, P. & Ferrario, V. (eds) Urbanism and Urbanisation, a new modernity – approaches theories and designs: 3rd International PhD Seminar August 29-31, 2006. Venice: Universit Iuav di Venezia. 281-286

[2005b] "The Spatial Dynamic of Religious Ritual in Iranian Cities during the Modern Transformation", in the Second International PhD Seminar, Urbanism and Urbanisation, Vol 1; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, June 27-29, 2005. Barcelona: Carlos Saldana (ETSAB), 351-359.

[2005a] "Social Bazaar and Commercial Bazaar: Comparative Study of Spatial Role of Iranian Bazaar in the Historical Cities in Different Socio-economic Context" in Akkelies van Nes (ed) Proceedings of 5th International Space Syntax Symposium, Vol 1; Delft: TU Delft, 197-200

[2002] "A Study about new streets and transformation of Iranian cities in the 1930s", Saba No. 5, October-November 2002

Translations

[2004] Foster, Sir N. "Architects as Environmentalist", Economist, Special issue: The World in 2005, Published in Persian in Shargh (newspaper), No 409, 6th Feb, 2005

[1998] Hillier, Bill "Reasoning Art; or the need for an analytic theory of architecture, Epistemological Foundation in Teaching Architecture", Published in Persian in Abadi, No 43-44, 2005, p.p. 134-139

Papers and Lectures

[2010] "The Social Dynamic of Shawl in the Ashura Ritual;an observation in Dezfoul", at the 8th Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, May 27-30, 2010, Santa Monica, CA, USA   Abstract   Paper

[2009] "The Discursive Manifestation of Past and Present Through the Spatial Organization of Ashura Procession", at ATACD conference: Changing of Cultures, Cultures of Change, December 10-12, 2009, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain   Abstract   Paper 

[2007c] "An Introduction on Space Syntax",; lecture given at S. Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, Dec 07. Lecture Hand out:  in Persian, Presentation Power Point:  in Persian

[2007b] "Oral History and Urban Studies; Theoretical and Methodological Issues'', lecture given at Imam Sadegh University, Tehran, Iran, Nov 24th. Lecture Hand out:  in Persian

[2007a] "Oral History and Urban Studies at The First Seminar of Oral History of Iran", National Library and Archives of I.R. Iran, Tehran, Iran, 7 March 2007  in Persian

[2006b] The Modern Transformation and Generation of the Image of Social Life in Iranian Historic City:field study, and qualitative methods in urban studies at 3rd International PhD Seminar, Urbanism and Urbanisation; Universit IUAV di Venezia, Italy, August 29-31  PDF

[2006a] Iranian Cities from Local to Macro System: a study on transformation of Iranian cities during Modernisation at Sixth Biennial Conference of Iranian Studies; SOAS, University of London, London, August 3-5  PDF

[2005b] Social Bazaar and Commercial Bazaar: Comparative Study of Spatial Role of Iranian Bazaar in the Historical Cities in Different Socio-economic Context at 5th International Space Syntax Symposium , TU Delft, Netherlands, 13- 17 June 2005  Abstract,  full paper

[2005a] The Spatial Dynamic of Religious Ritual in Iranian Cities during the Modern Transformation at The Second Internat i onal PhD Seminar i n Urbanism, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, June 2 7 - 2 9 , 2005  PDF

[2004c] A Comparative Study of the Spatial Role of Bazaar in the Structure of the Historical Iranian Cities at 12th IRSE, Manchester, July 2004  PDF

[2004b] The Morphological Effect of Social Moieties on Spatial Configuration in Shushtar and Dezfoul at Fifth Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, May 2004  in Persian,  in English

[2004a] Ghanat in Dezfoul: General Features and Differences at National Ghanat Conference, Iran, May 2004. [‘Ghanat’ is the traditional under grand water channel system in Iran]  in Persian

[2002b] The Architectural Ideal City in the Italian Renaissance at the 9th Iranian Student Seminar in Europe, Birmingham, June 2002.  PDF

[2002a] Study about new streets and transformation of Iranian cities in 1930s, Saba, No. 5, October-November 2002  PDF

The Spatial Morphology of the British Museum (2002) at Bartlett, School of Graduate Studies, UCL Tutor: Prof. A. Penn,  PDF

Modern family and Milton Keynes houses (2003) at Bartlett, School of Graduate Studies, UCL Tutor: Prof. J. Hanson  PDF

An Analytical Appraisal of Modernization of Dezfoul as an Iranian Historical City (2003) at Bartlett, School of Graduate Studies, UCL Tutor: Dr. L. Voughan  PDF

Space Theory Paper: The Social Production of Space; an analytical cpmparitive study of Lefebvre and Space Syntax. Tutor: Prof. B. Hillier  PDF

[1995] “Language and Form of Photography” Lecture given at Dezfoul Cinematic Cultural Centre, Iran.

[1994] Regeneration of the Historical City of Dezfoul at the Second Student Conference on Development, University of Tehran, Iran.

Abstracts of Dissertations

[2003] A Socio-Spatial Idea in Historical Iranian Cities: A Comparative Study of the Spatial Structure of the City of Shushtar and Dezfoul. Dissertation of MSc. Built Environment: Advanced Architectural Studies (AAS) at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London, University of London.  PDF

[2002] The Architectural Ideal City in the Italian Renaissance. ISP of Foundation Diploma for Postgraduate Study (FDPS), School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London.  PDF

[1996] Cultural Structure of the City of Dezfoul. Dissertation of MSc. Architecture, University of Tehran, Iran  PDF