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I am an artist, writer, and entrepreneur. I earned a PhD from the Royal College of Art in 2022. My work intersects social practice, innovation, sustainability, and the arts. I am interested in ethical automation and building symbiotic digital ecologies that are deeply connected to our world and actions. 

 

I am co-founder of Orbital Bloom, an award-winning startup that creates data-driven artworks that bloom and thrive as buildings green. Orbital Bloom is part of InnovationRCA's incubator.  

My doctoral research developed digital retooling as an artistic methodology that ties together socially engaged practice, speculative design, and the arts to create artworks and projects that rescript how dominant digital media acquires meaning and form as it moves in the world. Digital retooling is a propositional, practical, creative, and critical method that transforms existing technologies through artistic practice to break from hegemonic structures rooted in digital capitalism, ambiguated consent, and data colonialism. 

Additionally, I am a classically trained painter and freelance writer. I am Palestinian-Iraqi-American and live and work in London.

Dr. Ameera Kawash 

November 2022

 

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