Hira Sheikh

Hira Sheikh is an architect and an urban design theorist focusing on the ecological conception of automation and algorithmic intelligence in urban design futures. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate with the Urban Informatics Group at the QUT Design Lab and with the QUT Digital Media Research Centre.

She received her Research Masters in Media, Art and Performance Studies from Utrecht University. Her research focuses on the intersections in the fields of media architecture, algorithmic governance, environmental humanities and post-human design. She has worked professionally as an urban planning consultant with United Nations Development Programme, as a practicing architect and as a teaching assistant at the School Of Art Design And Architecture at the National University of Science and Technology.

Research Areas
Speculative Urban Landscapes
Posthuman Design Aesthetics
Environmental Humanities
Data-Driven Urban Interfaces
Media Architecture
Digital Storytelling

Supervisory Team
Principal supervisor: Professor Marcus Foth
Associate Supervisor: Associate Professor Peta Mitchell