Nour Abdulhussain, Environmental Design

Nour Abdulhussain

Meet a 2021/2022 Student Group Leader:

“My name is Nour Abdulhussain (she/her). My program is Environmental Design (with the Interior Design specification) and I’m in my final thesis year (fifth-year).

I am one of the leaders of OCAD Reuse, a student group dedicated to reducing waste on campus and within students’ work by integrating circular design processes. We are advocating to increase awareness of the importance of reuse in art and design as well as supporting the sustainable work that our fellow students create.

I am a designer and artist who enjoys dabbling in a variety of media. Personally, my design work—and by extension my thesis—is about urban landscape design and atmospheric architecture, creating spaces in the future with the exasperated issues of today and attempting to find resilience through design. Furthermore, the physical models and other tangible designs I create open the door to important discussions, such as gender, racial and socioeconomic inequality, sustainability, and the evolution of technology.

"Floating InBetween". A collage composed of a series of skyscraper buildings in black and white with peoples silhouettes walking on the surface, within the sky and floating in between.

“Floating InBetween”. A collage composed of a series of skyscraper buildings in black and white with peoples silhouettes walking on the surface, within the sky and floating in between.

"Chocolates on the go". A handbag made out of a quality street tin of chocolate that was reused and the handle was made out of wire and old keychain plastic beads.

“Chocolates on the go”. A handbag made out of a quality street tin of chocolate that was reused and the handle was made out of wire and old keychain plastic beads.

"Bulwer 37". An architectural model of the residential home design composed of laser cut wood to indicate the maintained original build, and clear acrylic with brick hatch engraving for the new architecture of the interior garden which holds within it a series of copper wire trees.

“Bulwer 37”. An architectural model of the residential home design composed of laser cut wood to indicate the maintained original build, and clear acrylic with brick hatch engraving for the new architecture of the interior garden which holds within it a series of copper wire trees.

Learning, designing, and working within the framework of the future while being restricted due to COVID-19 during the present has created its own set of challenges such as the loss of studio space and resources, but it has also opened opportunities to innovate with the simplest of materials and to find new ways to achieve the goals of a project.”

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