Dr Ameera Kawash is an artist, social entrepreneur, and writer. Her work spans examining repressive and discriminatory tech, developing new systems around digital care, and creating place-based and localised approaches to sustainability.
She is co-founder of Orbital Bloom, a startup at the intersection of art and sustainability.
She earned a PhD from the Royal College of Art in 2022. Her thesis focused on how artists can radically and speculatively retool dominant technologies as artistic practice.
She is Palestinian-Iraqi-American and based in the UK.
SELECT AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS
-Innovate UK | London / Aug 2023 – Present
Orbital Bloom is a recipient of a Creative Catalyst grant.
-InnovationRCA | London / Nov 2022 – Present
-Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Award | London / March 2023
-Terra Carta Design Lab | London / June 2022
SELECT PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS
“Orbital Bloom Showcase”
Dubai Design Week
November 7-12, 2023
“Orbital Bloom at the Art Technology Village”
Kyoto Smart City Expo
October 5, 2023
“Orbital Bloom at the Coronation Concert”
Digital Projection on Windsor Castle
BBC presents, May 7, 2023
“Orbital Bloom x Zer10ne Space
Hyundai-Kia’s Innovation Platform
February 10, 2023
“Occupation and Metaverse”
Palestine Digital Activism Forum
May 18, 2022
Terra Carta Design Lab Exhibition
Dyson Gallery, RCA
April 27- May 12, 2022
“Diasporic Objects and Irritable Matter”
‘I Object: An online exhibition of MA RCA Sculpture students’
Group show, Freud Museum
“Trauma-Informed Approaches to Arts, Design, and Critical Theory”
February 25, 2021
“Cultural Ecologies of Beirut”
RCA Doctoral Training Week
September 14, 2020
“The Water Bearer”
Beirut Art Fair