|Yara Feghali is Principal of Folly
Feast Lab, an experimental design studio based in Los Angeles and co-founded
with Viviane El-Kmati. Folly Feast Lab creates visually-led immersive and
interactive experiences to address present social and urban themes.
She is a Lebanese architect licensed in Beirut, and a lecturer at University of California, Los Angeles Architecture and Urban Design UCLA A.UD teaching design and research studio at the graduate level. Before that, she taught at the Städelchule Architecture Class (SAC) in Germany design studios, visual studies, and seminars at the postgraduate level.
Her research work interrogates the territories of architectural education core curriculum, and speculates on the role of emerging technologies in designing our cities using new media and storytelling techniques. Her current studio Los Angeles Portraits explores Los Angeles’ lush diversity by uncovering its multiple layers of resolution. The studio speculates – through interactive storytelling – on the near future of cultural space in diverse neighborhoods in Los Angeles.