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Yara Feghali


Yara Feghali is a Lebanese architect and Principal of FollyFeastLab, an experimental design studio based in Los Angeles and co-founded with Viviane El-Kmati. She is a faculty at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design where she teaches design studio and technology seminars at the graduate level. She taught at the Städelschule Architecture Class in Frankfurt Germany graduate thesis, and visual studies.

Her research work interrogates the territories of architecture education and speculates on the role of emerging technologies in designing our environments using new media and storytelling techniques. With FollyFeastLab she builds visually-led immersive and interactive experiences to address present social and urban themes.

Related topics
Technology, Mixed Reality
Related Links
  • yarafeghali.com
  • FollyFeastLab.com
  • Education
    M.Sc. in Design Theory and Pedagogy, DI, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
    M.A. in Architecture and Aesthetic Practice, Städelchule Architecture Class (SAC)
    M.Sc. in Architecture, Lebanese Academy of Fine-Arts (ALBA)
    2021 Spatial Fabulations, co-editor of the upcoming issue of the Städelchule Architecture Journal around the theme of Virtual Reality
    2020 #TalkAboutBeirut, co-curator for exhibition about Beirut in the aftermath of August 4th explosion
    2020 Be.Longing, immersive experience by FollyFeastLab for LA exhibition Every.Thing.Changes 2020
    2019 Resisting exactitude, work in collaboration with artist Iulia Nistor, at the Beirut Biennial for the image (BIB) with Albedo Creative Platform.
    2019 Spatial Fabulations & Other Tales of Representation in Virtual Reality, VR installation at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt curated with Johan Bettum and Stefan Wieland with the Städelchule Architecture Class
    2018 Narratives in Boundless Space, VR Installation co-curated with Johan Bettum and Stefan Wieland as part of Goethe Institute’s program Performing Architecture 2018 Venice Architecture Biennial, with the Städelchule Architecture Class
    2017 Distinction for Postgraduate Master of Science in Architecture, Design Theory and Pedagogy (SCI-Arc)
    2016 The Real Kiss Exhibition in collaboration with artist Iulia Nistor, Johanne Frankfurt
    2013 Alexis Boutros Award from the Lebanese Academy of Fine-Arts
    2013 Bahaa El Dine Bsat Award of Excellence in Architecture from the Lebanese Order of Architects and Engineers
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