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Saphiya Abu AlMaati

Saphiya Abu Al-Maati

Saphiya Abu Al-Maati is an architect and researcher. She holds a MA in architecture from Columbia University and a BA in Peace Conflict Studies/Human Security from the University of California, Berkeley. As one of four curators for the Kuwait National Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, she co-leads the project Space Wars. Her research on the influence of regional political parties on the development of Kuwait has been presented at the UNESCO World Heritage Conference (Bahrain), as well as the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments Conference (Portugal). She has been awarded the Science Po + KFAS Travel Grant for the study of diplomacy, anthropology, climate, and conflict; and has co-taught studio courses at Barnard College and Columbia University GSAPP. Abu Al-Maati has also worked as an advisor to the Hareer and Boubyan Development Agency, in addition to the Kuwait Council of Ministers, consulting on upcoming national urban projects.

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