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Sadia Shirazi is engaged in a transdisciplinary practice, investigating the relationship of art and architecture to sociopolitical issues, cultural memory, and alternative exhibition practices. Her recent curatorial projects include 230 MB / EXHIBITION WITHOUT OBJECTS (EWO) at Khoj International Artists’ Association in New Delhi (2013), 136 MB / EXHIBITION WITHOUT OBJECTS at The Drawing Room in Lahore (2012), and Foreclosed. Between Crisis and Possibility at The Kitchen in New York City (2011). She holds a MArch degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was a curatorial fellow of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Shirazi teaches at Parson’s The New School for Design in New York and is a PhD candidate at the History of Art and Visual Studies Department at Cornell University.