Samiha Meem

Designer & Writer

Montréal/New York

Samiha Meem is a designer, writer, and educator. Taking pop iconophilia and mythmaking seriously as architectural artifacts and systems, her research focuses on samples of autospace: simulacra of so-called “original” material conditions mediated through explicitly personal metanarratives, the confined spectacle of images, and the contemporary social economy of (over)sharing. She is currently interested in synthetic images, music videos, pornbots, cloud-living and feral girl rooms.

Her recent writing on content houses has been published in Flash Art’s Dune Journal for their ‘Shortcuts’ issue (themed and titled after the work of the late Virgil Abloh) and in E-Flux Architecture for their collaborative ‘Workplace’ issue with the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Her work and collaborations have been featured in Journal of Architectural Education, New York Magazine, Interview Magazine,, Dezeen, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Art Metropole; as well as presented at Nuit Blanche Toronto, La Centrale, and La Biennale di Venezia.

She holds an M.Arch from McGill University and a B.Arch from the University of Waterloo. She has previously lectured at the AA School and worked in architecture practices in New York City, Toronto, and Montréal. She is currently teaching at McGill University School of Architecture, designing at Pelletier de Fontenay, and collaborating with artists, architects, and institutions through her visual studio Meem Land.

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