Artist Statement

My artwork is in the tradition of applying creative practice in the process of facilitating social change. The content and mediums of this work are often informed by my personal lineage of being displaced from Afghanistan, along with my professional background in public policy and urban planning. The outcome is something that exists between “art” and the technical disciplines that shape our built environment. By collaborating with others and incorporating disparate forms of research, I’m able to generate multi-media content that is connected to social issues and captures the richness of human interaction.  This content is represented in various mediums including print, video, photography, and cartography, making it shareable and tool-like. The layers that exist within these mediums are a method of art-making that engages the audience by capturing their attention, but which also provides much greater opportunities for learning and networking.