Jumanah Abbas (Moderator)
Jumanah Abbas is an architect, a writer, and a curator, working through an ecology of interdisciplinarity that engages with architecture debates, concepts and dialogues. Jumanah works through collaborative projects with institutes and universities such as “Mapping Memories of Resistance: The Untold Story of the Occupation of the Golan Heights” a project in collaboration with London School of Economics, Birzeit University, and Al Marsad Arab Human Rights Center in Golan Heights. Her projects include spatial design for Tasmeem Doha 2022 biennial by VCUarts Qatar. She is currently working with Qatar Museums’ Rubaiyat Qatar, a multi-site art exhibition opening in 2026, and on an upcoming “I Had Come from the Sea” publication with the Palestinian Museum.
Ali Ismail Karimi is an architect whose work explores public space, ecology, and the extractive landscapes of the Middle East. He previously worked in Belgium with OFFICE KGDVS, and in Chile with Alejandaro Aravena/Elemental. His writings have been published in various media outlets including San Rocco, The Architectural Review, and e-flux. Ali earned his Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and was recently a visiting critic at the Rice School of Architecture.