About The Speaker
Selma Maaroufi is an architect and co-founder of NoRA (Network of Research & Architecture), a design practice that focuses on emerging territories. Ongoing projects include Capital Centres in Rural Africa, a research that looks at the necessity of transforming the large African hinterland into a viable economic, social, and spatial alternative to unsustainable urbanisation; and Play City, a design and build initiative that aims at multiplying programmed and inclusive open spaces in the city of Rabat. Selma holds a Master of Architecture from ENSAB, the School of Architecture of Brittany in Rennes, France. Her professional experience spans 15 years and was gained in international offices such as RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes in Olot, Spain and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and later in Doha, Qatar.