Dr. Tali Hatuka (B.Arch, MSc., PhD), an architect, urban planner, is the Head of the Laboratory of contemporary Urban Design, in the Department of Geography and Human Environment at Tel Aviv University (since October 2009). Hatuka received her B.Arch at Technion (1995), M.sc in Urban Design, at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh (1999), and Ph.D. at the Technion (2005). Between 2004-2008 Hatuka has been a postdoctoral fellow at MIT Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
Hatuka works primarily on social, planning and architectural issues, focusing on the relationships between urban regeneration and development, violence, life in contemporary society. Her recent awards for research include the prestigious MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (2011), the European Community’s Marie Curie OIF and IRG (FP6, FP7) Fellowships (2006-2009, 2009-2013) and a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004-2005). She recently won the Recther Prize for young Israeli architect (Ministry of Culture and Sport, 2012).
Hatuka is co-editor of Architectural Culture: Place, Representation, Body (2005), (Hebrew edition). Her recent book entitled Revisioning Moments: Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv, was published with University of Texas Press (English, 2010) and Resling Press (Hebrew, 2008). Her work also has been published in a wide range of journals, including the Journal of Urban Design International, the Journal of Architecture, the Journal of Architecture and Planning Research, Planning Perspectives, Political Geography, and Geopolitics. In addition, she is writing a book, entitled Urban Design and Civil Protests: A Contemporary Mediation, as part of a large urban sociology project funded by the European Community. In 2008-2009, her research was exhibited as an interactive multimedia exhibition, “Urban Design and Civil Protest,” at the Compton Gallery at MIT Museum (http://designprotest.tau.ac.il/).