Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Paolo Cardini

Second Advisor

Michael Hersrud

Third Advisor

Diane Derr


Change and development over an extremely fast period of time in Qatar have shifted the atmospheric sense of the country. The distance created by the skyscrapers and their scale to people has a great impact on the behavior and interaction between the people and the city. In my research, I aim to incorporate the old experiences and behaviors with contemporary design in objects used within the house to maintain the feeling of being home through reliving the fading behaviors and traditions as well as bringing closer the modern city into the home through the use of materials. Through experimentation with human behaviors, materials and senses, I create a series of projects that deal with memory, nostalgia, and traces of time.


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Date of Submission

June 2013