Abundance & Scarcity

Shading installation, Wearable (2024)Commissioned by the Diriyah Biennale Foundation for the 2024 exhibition After Rain Produced with the Future Heritage Lab The “Abundance & Scarcity” project, presented at the Diriyah Biennale 2024, marries environmental sustainability with cultural heritage in the form of two components: an outdoor shading canopy and the “Bishty” wearable. This project embodies […]

Navigating the Sky

Animation (2023)Commissioned by the Johanneum Museum for the Austrian state exhibition Diversity of Life: Showing Styria 2023Co-authored with Dietmar Offenhuber Navigating the Sky explores the relationship between sensory and scientific concepts of the celestial environment within the exhibition Diversity of Life, which features contributions from art, climate, and space research. The exhibition considers the Earth’s atmosphere, which has already been […]

Silk Road Works

Installation (2021)Commissioned for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia 2021 “Silk Road Works” is a symbolic construction site for a pluralist society. The project deploys architectural storytelling to offer a border reflection on issues of migration, labor, and identity politics along the Silk Road in history and today. Three responses to the […]


Co-creation project, kissing mask design and multilingual instructions (2020) Co-MASK is a global collaborative project aimed at creating DIY fabric masks that promote hope, humanity, and hygiene practices in time of crisis. The Co-MASK is being developed by a global network of individuals who collaborate across borders to address a shared concern: to raise awareness […]

Sanctuary Looms

Exhibition design, immersive installation (2020)Commissioned by the Aga Khan Museum Toronto, with MIT Future Heritage Lab This immersive installation was developed for the “Sanctuary” exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum Toronto. The exhibition explores the notion of the safe haven, featuring 36 carpets created by notable international artists, including Mona Hatoum and Brendan Fernandes. Our […]

Process Drawing

Digital drawing, print on recycled paper (2020)Commissioned by the Aga Khan Museum Toronto, with Future Heritage Lab This drawing explores the world through the lens of a cotton T-shirt, depicting three parallel narratives. The first story (green) traces the environmental footprint of T-shirts through the resources and the pollution that are part of its manufacturing […]


Modular textiles and pedagogy  (2019-)With MIT Future Heritage Lab Textile System for Experimental Research in Alternative Impact The T-Serai is a portable palace for transcultural futures. Inspired by textile histories of the MENA region, the project involves participatory creation of modular tapestries made of recycled clothes. The tapestries can be used to personalize the standardized […]

Diaspora Scroll

Participatory project, embroidery, sound, digital animation (2018) The Diaspora Scroll is a growing textile book that deconstructs myths of nationalism and local traditions through the embroidery patterns, which depict personal histories of migration, and the creation process, which facilitates transcultural exchange. The project takes the form through the sourcing, analysis of textile art, design, and […]

Operant Conditioning

Public art installation, birdhouse (2019) Co-authored with Dietmar Offenhuber, within a sculpture park by Claudia Märzendorfer The project explores the colloquial connection between birds and psychiatric hospitals. Referencing the history of behaviorism, the project takes shape of the Skinner operant conditioning box* as a symbol of the dark age of psychiatry. In Skinner’s experiments, behavior […]

Code of Ethics?

Participatory project, workshops, text, chocolate coins (2017-)International and multidisciplinary platform by Future Heritage Lab Code of Ethics? explores the intersection of aesthetics, ethics, and poetics in the humanitarian context. The project includes critical artistic investigations through participatory action research and transcultural workshops, offering a shared platform for dissemination of questions and critical reflections across cultural […]


Kinetic sculpture, participatory project (2017) A collaboration with residents of the Al Azraq Refugee Camp, Jordan The Lightweaver is a kinetic lighting sculpture that is also an educational and preservationist device, a cultural prosthetic for hope, and a visual critique of humanitarian design. The project was prototyped at MIT and developed as a co-creation with […]

Memory Matrix – Fragment

Public space installation, participatory project series (2016) Commissioned by the Amman Design Week, Amman, JO The Memory Matrix – Fragment is a temporary monument in the continuous process of building and dismantling. It is part of the ongoing Memory Matrix project series (see project description of the previous two iterations, Palmyra and Jeepney). The Fragment […]


Mihrab installation, carpets, permanent structure (2012) Commissioned by the Municipality of Altach, AT The Shingle Mihrab (Prayer Space at the Islamic Cemetery, Altach) project includes the Qibla wall and carpets in the prayer space of the Islamic Cemetery Altach in Austria. The project symbolically connects different cultures in Vorarlberg through the combination of local materials […]

Digesting Dayton

Participatory project, photography, food (2012/17) This interactive installation in the form of a buffet was part of a series events involving Bosnian communities, first in Boston, then later in Ljubljana. All attendees were invited to participate. A map of Bosnia-Herzegovina was sewn onto the tablecloth. The food was arranged along the internal political borders of […]