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 also works as a senior architect and project manager at Carpaneto.Schoeningh.architekten in Berlin, 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.