Meet Abeer Seikaly, the visionary Iordanian-Palestinian architect who is reshaping the future of humanitarian design. Since receiving a double degree in the Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002, Abeer Seikaly has been making waves, working with several renowned architects and designers.

Inspired by Palestinian weaving techniques, her ground-breaking project “Weaving a Home” is not just a shelter—it’s a symbol of resilience and cultural heritage. These portable shelters, designed for displaced communities, intricately weave tradition and modernity, offering a dignified space that goes beyond basic needs.

These innovative portable shelters serve a dual purpose. They not only provide dignified spaces for those in need but also weave together the threads of tradition and modernity. Each structure tells a story—a story of a people’s heritage and their determination to thrive in the face of adversity. From the choice of materials to the weaving patterns, Abeer ensures that each detail is a salute to the resilience and strength of the people these homes represent.

Abeer Seikaly’s advocacy goes beyond the structures she designs. She envisions a more sustainable and compassionate world, where design becomes a tool for positive global impact. Through “Weaving a Home,” she brings attention to the human side of architecture, reminding us that every home can be a story of hope and community.

As Abeer’s career progresses, her work stands as a testament to the power of design to affect meaningful change. We cannot wait to see what the future unfolds and what her next projects are!

Photos courtesy of Abeer Seikaly