Lorika Hisari is a Research assistant working on WP2 of the project assisting with the dynamic modelling of the urban transformation through heritage in the case study of Woolwich.
Lorika is an architect and a PhD researcher at the Bartlett UCL, Institute for Sustainable Heritage, London UK. She holds a degree of a Graduated Engineer of Architecture from the University of Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo. She is experienced in post-war reconstruction, regeneration and development as a responsible architect in multi-disciplinary projects for international donor-aid programmes.
She completed a postgraduate professional course at Master’s level on International Spatial Planning Practice and Public Realm at the University of Westminster, London UK where she was awarded a JCDecaux Prize for Urban Design, 2012.
Since 2009, she is engaged in built heritage conservation through policy development, projects and research. She is particularly interested in urban heritage and area-based conservation with focus on socio-political and cultural dynamics in diverse multi-layered historic urban environments in conflict and post-conflict contexts. She views this with people-oriented approach as owners, users and residents.
Prior to her PhD study she was critically engaged in professional writing and independent research and presented her work at local and international platforms. Her most recent publication is ‘Post-War Cultural Heritage Preservation in Kosovo: Rethinking the Implementation of Ahtisaari Plan Annex V’ in the Special Issue of Heritage – Urban Heritage Management in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts for Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Recovery.