I am currently teaching Space Research Studio at Foundation Department at Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar. I focus heavily on materiality and methods of making, laying foundations for the students' future design related pursuits.
I have previously taught at the same university in the Interior Design Department as well as at the Kuwait University Department of Architecture teaching first year and third year design studios.
WRITING AND MAKING FILM
During the last five years I developed an interest in the film industry after meeting a handful of local filmmakers. I started to write and direct short scripts and was fortunate to work for a few months as an art director on a large budget TV series, designing sets. Along with several opportunities to perform, I have had a good amount of time on film sets and so have been exposed to a variety of experiences in the industry.
Stills from Rite of Passage.
DESIGNING AND MAKING BUILDINGS
Trained as an architect I have been involved in projects in London, Kuwait, Kosovo and Bahrain. Working mostly as site architect, I have gained a strong interest in building and construction methods.
DESIGNING AND MAKING THINGS
Along with my husband Thomas Modeen, we have established a design company named Architects Independent where we focus on our design explorations