Yasmin Abdu Bushra Mentorship Awards recipient

Yasmin Bushra 9889 Photo by Andrea Avezzù Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia
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  • Building Beyond


  • Artistic Research
  • Criticism
  • Design


  • Ehtiopia

Yasmin Abdu Bushra is an architect and urbanist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Yasmin’s work seeks to draw attention to aspects of urbanity that remain obscured if global capitalism is the primary reference point. She works to recenter knowledge production on African identities and environments in the imagination, reading, and production of space through a practice that sources inspiration from and oscillates between methods. 

In 2023, Yasmin took part in the inaugural Biennale College Architettura at La Biennale di Venezia. Her most recent work on community organizations in Addis Ababa and Nairobi focuses on increasing the visibility of everyday works of repair and care in the urban in mainstream discourses and thus building ground for the imagination of an alternative.

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