Killian Doherty is an architect with an interest in post-conflict/disaster built environments. Through his practice and research he explores how “development,” as regeneration, (re)produces unevenness in cities across the Global North and South. With experience in social and affordable housing through practice in Ireland, Killian has also worked with ex-black panther, Malik Rahim, in the Lower ninth ward of New Orleans following hurricane Katrina in 2007, on a number of housing, social and environmental restoration projects. Since then his work has been situated in the post-war reconstruction contexts of Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In 2014 he was awarded the Frederick Bonnart Scholarship to undertake his PhD by Design at the University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture. He is currently assistant professor/lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism at Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA).
Essay by Killian Doherty
Text, images, and drawings by Killian Doherty