Astrid is an urban scholar with a background in architecture and urbanism from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (BSc) and Politecnico di Torino (MSc). She is currently a PhD candidate in Urban and Regional Development working on problematizing global urban theory through the construction of spatial explorations in the Pearl River Delta. As passionate about fieldwork, her research interest includes the study of ordinary and marginal spaces to produce grounded geographical knowledge, as well inquiring the role of the peripheral and neglected spaces in the understanding of the contemporary urban realm.
Safina, Astrid. “Zhaoqing New Area. La saturazione del Pearl River Delta.” TERRITORIO (2018)
Safina Astrid. (2019). “Zhaoqing New Area. The Saturation of the Pearl River Delta”, in Bonino et al (eds). The City after Chinese New Towns. Spaces and imaginaries from contemporary urban China. Basel: Birkhäuser, pp 107-114