Nora Akawi is a Palestinian architect and curator living in New York. She is assistant professor of architecture at The Cooper Union, and co-founder of the interdisciplinary research and design studio [interim]. She focuses on bordering and ruination as the architectural project of settler colonialism, drawing from political geography and archive theory. Nora served on the International Jury of the Venice Architecture Biennale (2023), where she co-curated Friday Sermon (2018). She also curated Al Majhoola Min Al-Ard (this earth’s unknown, or, she who has been vanished from the earth) at the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans (2019) and co-curated Sarāb (2019) a festival of experimental electronic music and performance from the Arab world. She co-edited the books Friday Sermon (2018) and Architecture and Representation: The Arab City (2016). Nora serves on the editorial boards of the peer-reviewed Journal of Architecture Education (2023-), Faktur: Documents and Architecture (2023-), and informa, the architecture journal of the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan (2022-2023).