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Yara Feghali


Yara is a French and Lebanese architectural designer working at the intersection of architecture education, transmedia, and immersive technologies. She is the creative director of Folly Feast Lab co-founded with Viviane El Kmati. Her studio is based in Santa Monica and creates visually-led immersive and interactive experiences to address present social and urban themes using AI, Game Engines, and 3D scanning technology. Yara is a faculty at UCLA A.UD teaching design studio and technology seminars at the graduate level. She has taught at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, SAC in Frankfurt, Bartlett in London, and ALBA in Beirut.

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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