Nour Harastani is an architect and urban researcher with a background in social housing and informality. She is a DAAD Alumna with a Diploma in Architecture from Damascus University and a Master of Science in Urban Design from TU Berlin.
Nour has co-founded the Syria-focused urban activism platform Syrbanism, where she focuses on spatial justice, informality, HLP Rights, and urban laws and legislations in the post-conflict context in Syria. She worked as a senior architect and project manager at Carpaneto.Schoeningh.architekten in Berlin till 2020, an innovative office that focuses on inclusive urban development and sustainable housing typologies. Previously she worked at Damascus University as a research and teaching assistant.