About the presentation:
Dr. Petrosyan will talk about the role of urban planning in post-Soviet Armenia, on failures and his vision how it needs to be reconsidered in the future. Through some projects he will show how these changes are happening these days and also share current challenges for public administration in Armenia.
About the speaker:
Sarhat Petrosyan holds M.S. in Architecture and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia. During 2004-2017 he worked as an Associate Professor at the Chair of Urban Planning of the same university. In 2011 he founded urbanlab which is a Yerevan based urban think-do-share lab and directed till his appointment as the head of the Cadastre Committee of Armenia in 2018. After resignation in 2019 he focused on his design office SP2 | Design & Planning. He is the author of around twenty publications and articles on urban design qualities and policies on urban development. In 2016 he was appointed curator of Armenian National Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.