Portrait of Athar Mufreh

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Athar Mufreh


Athar Mufreh is a designer, urbanist, and educator. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Birzeit University (Ramallah, Palestine) and Master of Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design at Stuttgart University (Germany) and Ain Shams University (Egypt). Athar worked as a designer and researcher at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Camp Improvement Unit for Palestinian refugee camps, Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, and the Bethlehem Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation. In 2019-2023, she was a lecturer at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. Athar is presently at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Together with Gabriel Cuellar, she co-directs the practice Cadaster. Her current focus includes cooperative housing, kinship relations mediated by spatial conditions, and urban retrofitting.