sroujidima@gmail.com

Dima Srouji is a Palestinian architect working in the expanded context of interdisciplinary research projects. Her work acts as a form of political commentary and as a place making or unmaking tool. She questions ideas of identity and globalization through historic strata, and spatial edges, in connection to the spirit of a place and displace through architectural projects, drawings, installations, product designs, and through her writing. She earned a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Architecture Honours from Kingston University in London. Dima was born in Nazareth and grew up in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and Doha, Qatar. Since then she lived and practiced in London, New Haven, Milan, and Ramallah.  Her multi-cultural background and exposure to diverse social and political structures in altering states of stability form the core of Srouji’s research and practice. Engaging with the everyday , narratives of the past, and imagined futures as represented by architects, planners, historians, and politicians, Srouji investigates the politics of space, questioning her own subjective role in and relationship to society, history, landscape, and architecture.

 

Positions & Employment

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

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

2017: Guest Critic at Bezalel Design Academy- Jerusalem, Palestine

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

2018: Young Artist of the Year Award- Qattan Foundation

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

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

7.2018: A Censored Occupation- Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center

11.2017: Dubai Design Week

10.2017: Amman Design Week

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

 

Media Coverage

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