Ala Tannir is an architect and architecture and design curator from Beirut. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut, and a Master in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has held positions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as La Triennale di Milano.
Most recently she co-organized the XXII Triennale di Milano entitled Broken Nature—an exhibition that looks at design’s potential for repairing humans’ broken bonds with the environment—and co-authored its accompanying catalogue.
She was previously involved in the organizing of several exhibitions, installations, and publications including Design and Violence and This is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good at MoMA, and The Revolution is a Mirror: a monument of the everyday at the 2016 Oslo Triennale. Her writings have been published in English, Arabic, and Italian, and have been featured among others in Migrant Journal and Bidayat Magazine.
She is currently based in New York.