Dima Srouji, founder of Hollow Forms, is a Palestinian architect and artist 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 of the global south. She has exhibited her work in multiple cultural platforms in the Middle East including Art Dubai, Amman and Dubai Design Weeks, the Qattan Foundation and the Third Line Gallery Library in Dubai. 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 taught as Peter Eisenman’s fellow for two years and more recently held a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah. She presently serves as a board member on the Yale Arab Alumni Association.

sroujidima@gmail.com

 

Positions & Employment

2017-current: Hollow Forms

2018-2019 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

Publications

2019: New York Review of Architecture: “On Entanglement”

2019: Migrant Journal Issue #6- “Bedazzled Jerusalem”

2019: Harper’s Bazaar Art June Issue- “The Steadfast Spirit of Bethlehem”

2019: Lifta Journal- “The Double Sided Map Doesn’t Want to Speak, Anyway”

2018: This Week in Palestine- “If Hollow Forms Could Speak”

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

Academic Experience

2018-2019: 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

 

Exhibitions

Upcoming

09.2019: London Design Festival x Irthi Council

10.2019: Amman Design Week

11.2019: Sharjah Architecture Triennial

04.2020: Qattan Foundation - Weed Control

Previous

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