Ameera Kawash is an Arab-American artist, writer, researcher & PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art. Her work spans video, 3D imaging, writing, and collaborative practice.
Her research looks at intersections of traumatic embodiment, digital mental health and wellness, and responsive design.
She is interested in digital inclusion and trauma-informed approaches to visual arts and design.
"In my research, I use nested intimacies as a way of exploring complex material relationalities.
As a methodology this helps bring sites of intimacy into my research, and research into sites of intimacy.
Nesting evokes both the sense of preparing an embodied ground for oneself and an embedded and technical harvesting of different forms of information into one another.
Nested intimacies becomes a way of conducting research and practice in a space of vulnerability and openness, while intimacy reaches beyond the ‘I’ as a biographical, neoliberal, or anthropocentric container towards a relational matrix of close proximities."
Her collaborative projects explore creating digital spheres of trust and the transitions between private and public media.
Recent Presentations & Seminars
Across RCA // Trauma-Informed Approaches to Arts, Design, and Critical Theory
'i Object' at the Freud Museum // Seminar on the Traumatic Object
RCA Doctoral Training Week // Cultural Ecologies of Beirut
RCA Student Union // Organs of Thought : Diagrammatics and Visual Organization Out of Chaos
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