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Carmel Keren


  • Carmel is an architecturally trained urban designer and researcher. Carmel’s interests lie in the intersection between spatial and theoretical practice, investigating the methodology which informs a designer’s understanding of place.

  • Biography

  • Carmel graduated from the Glasgow School of Art before completing her masters of architecture at the Royal College of Art in 2017. Her master’s thesis explored Google Street View as a device for encountering the city, using story writing to investigate its potentialities and limitations and to explore our ability to architecturally engage with places remotely. Professionally, Carmel worked on large-scale masterplan projects across London and beyond, as well as on small-scale urban interventions, primarily within her role as an urban designer at Fletcher Priest Architects. She has also collaborated on a mix of research and small-scale build projects with muf art/architecture (London), Collective architecture (Glasgow) and Meeting of Design Students (Lisbon).

    Carmel’s work has been published online and in print, with a written piece to be featured in the forthcoming issue of Testing Ground Journal.

    Carmel currently works as a Research Associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design on ‘Our Stockwell’: a project exploring the links between the urban built environment and childhood obesity, as played out on the Stockwell Estate.

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  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Publications

    Keren, C. ‘Nauru: a Digital Voyage’, Testing-Ground, Issue 2. (forthcoming)

    Conferences / Talks

    Keren, C. ‘Tackling Childhood Obesity: A Case Study of Hyperlocal Inclusive Design with the Stockwell Housing Estate in London’ (2018) Healthy City Design 2018 International Congress, Royal College of Physicians, London, 2018

    Panellist at London Festival of Architecture event ‘Creative Responses to Zombie High Streets’, Wren Architecture & Design, London, 2018

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  • Awards and Grants

  • Lynn Scobie Memorial Award for Architecture, 2014