Yasmine Abbas

Position: 
Discovery Grant Recipient
About: 

Yasmine Abbas is a French architect (DPLG 1997) and strategic designer. Her research explores mobility, digital culture and augmented place-making, with current focus on fabricating atmospheres, generative mapping, cartography and the computational design of ambiance. She is the author of Le néo-nomadisme : Mobilités. Partage. Transformations identitaires et urbaines (2011) and co-editor of Digital Technologies of the Self (Abbas, Y. & Dervin, F., 2009). She received a SMArchS from MIT (2001) and a Doctor of Design from Harvard University (2006) for her work investigating neo-nomads, researching strategies for the design of living environments across contemporary conditions of expanded physical, digital and mental mobilities.