About

Heshmat Najim | h.najim@postconflictplanning.com
Heshmat Najim (1985) graduated in 2014 in Spatial Planning and Strategy at the faculty of Architecture, TU Delft with the graduation thesis entitled: Land reconversion strategy for Kabul urban development.  He has since helped establish an urban planning department at Kabul Technical University (KPU) at request of Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister to Ministry of Development and affairs Mr. Salek. In that capacity, he has trained adapted a curriculum of architecture and basic urban planning and hosted workshops for KPU students. He has since initiated a collaboration between Architecten Cie, Mono.eu and Ila Architecture under the name of UNO to unlock projects in Afghanistan. He is currently in charge of the design of a Mosque in Amsterdam.

Ivan Thung | i.thung@postconflictplanning.com
Ivan Thung (1988) graduated in 2014 in Architecture and Urbanism at the faculty of Architecture, TU Delft on a regeneration strategy for South-Chicago. He is also finishing a graduation thesis for a master in Philosophy. He has previously worked for several publications, among which B-Nieuws (editor, editorial advise board), Bouwformatie (External editorial board), Twijfel (editor) and Vers Beton (editor). In his capacity as employee for the department of Methods and Analysis (Architecture, TU Delf), Thung has worked on several publications, was involved in organizing the Writingplace Conference, was part of the curatorial team that hosted an the exhibition ‘The Balcony’ at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 and led a curatorial team that hosted an exhibition on social housing in Casablanca. Thung currently works for UN-Habitat in Nairobi for the Urban Planning and Design Branch (UPDB), where he is involved in projects in Ghana, South-Africa, and Saudi-Arabia.