Dima Srouji is a Palestinian architect working in the expanded context of interdisciplinary research-based projects. Her work explores intersectionalities of art and architecture through historic strata and spatial edges, and questions issues of place. More specifically, her work deals with critical cartography and constructs alternative architectural narratives focused on the MENASA region. She has exhibited her work in multiple cultural platforms in the Middle East including Amman and Dubai Design Weeks, the Qattan Foundation and the Third Line Gallery Library in Dubai and will be exhibited at Art Dubai in 2019.  She has lived and practiced in London, New Haven at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Milan at Cino Zucchi Architetti and Ramallah at the Riwaq Center for Architectural Conservation. Srouji is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture where she was the teaching fellow for Professor Peter Eiseman for two years as well as a teaching assistant for Todd Reisz. She presently serves as a board member on the Yale Arab Alumni Association and as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah. 

sroujidima@gmail.com

 

Positions & Employment

Current: Visiting Assistant Professor at American University of Sharjah, UAE

2017: Riwaq-Ramallah, Palestine

2016: Cino Zucchi Architetti- Milano, Italy

2015: Plan B- City of 7 Billion- New Haven, CT

2014: Yale School of Architecture Building Project- New Haven, CT

2012-2013: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects- New Haven, CT

2010: Artist Assistant for Samia Zaru- Amman, Jordan

 

Academic Experience

Current: Visiting Assistant Professor at CAAD American University of Sharjah

2018: Guest Critic at American University of Sharjah- Sharjah, UAE

2017: Guest Critic at Bezalel Design Academy- Jerusalem

2016:  Teaching Assistant- Credentials: The Professions of Urbanizing with Todd Reisz- Yale School of Architecture                            

2014 & 2015: Teaching Fellow- Formal Analysis with Peter Eisenman- Yale School of Architecture

 

Awards & Achievements

2018: Campus Art Dubai 7.0

2018: Young Artist of the Year Award- Qattan Foundation-Second Place Prize

2016: The Ruesch Family Scholarship

2016: The H.I. Feldman Prize-nominated for the Eisenman Studio project with Sarah Kasper

2016: Bass/ Cambridge Scholar- nominated 

 

Publications

2017: BROWNBOOK Magazine-Taxi Issue

2017: Jerusalem Quarterly Issue #69- Solomon's Pools: A Framework Awaiting its Potential

2017: Pulp Issue #27- 'Feature Interview with Dima Srouji'

2014-2017: Paprika! Frequent Contributor

 

Exhibitions

03.2019: Art Dubai - Campus Art Dubai 7.0

11.2018: Young Artist of the Year Award Exhibition- Curated by Emily Jacir at the Qattan Foundation

07.2018: On the Road- Curated by Jack Persekian

11.2017: Dubai Design Week

10.2017: Amman Design Week

11.2015: Rome: Continuity and Change- Yale School of Architecture 

 

Media Coverage

Harper’s Bazaar Interiors: Wonder Women of Design in October Issue 2018

Dezeen: Dima Srouji attempts to revive Palestinian glassblowing with Hollow Forms

CNN Arabia: تصاميم عربية عصرية.. هدفها تسهيل الحياة وإعادة إحياء الحرفية 

Domus: Design from scratch: in Dubai, women rediscover the importance of ancient crafts

GulfNews: Designers Worth Celebrating

TLMagazine: Abwab: Opening Doors for MENASA Designers

designMENA: Palestinian architect Dima Srouji launches new range inspired by traditional glassblowing

FRAME: Amman Design Week tackles five regional issues

The National: What to expect from Amman Design Week 2017

Corriere: Best of Dubai Design Week 2017

designboom: fahed + architects' cloud of recycled bedsprings houses abwab pavilion 2017