Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, Kuwait University
2022-3 Academic Visitor, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
Dalal Musaed Alsayer is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Kuwait University. Her research lies at the intersection of architecture, environment, and development in the context of Arabia during the twentieth century. She is the coauthor of Pan-Arab Modernism 1968-2008 (Actar, 2021) and the co-founding editor of Current: Collective for Architecture History and Environment (www.current-collective.org). She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Kuwait University; postgraduate degrees from Columbia and Harvard; and a MSc and PhD in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an Academic Visitor at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford for the academic year 2022-23.
Alsayer, Dalal Musaed. “Visualizing the Desert: Karl S. Twitchell and the Environmental Imaginaries of the Saudi Arabian Desert, 1936-1948,” Journal of Architectural Education, 77, no. 2 (2023). (Forthcoming)
Alsayer, Dalal Musaed. “The Myth of “The Land of Thirst”: Environmental Imaginaries and the Making of a Productive Landscape,” Journal of Landscape Architecture, (2023). (Forthcoming)
Alsayer, Dalal Musaed and Ricardo Camacho. “Building a Dream: Pan Arab Modernism in Kuwait in the 1960s.” Architecture Theory Review, (2023). (Forthcoming
Alsayer, Dalal Musaed. “Displaying Might, Warmly: The U.S. Pavilions at the Syrian Trade Fair during the Cold War” Architecture and Culture, (2024). (Forthcoming)
Alsayer, Dalal Musaed. “Conspicuous: Drawing, Photograph, Map.” In In Plain Sight: Scenes from Aridly Abundant Landscapes, The Catalogue of the UAE Pavilion at the Venice Biennale edited by Faysal Tabbarah and Meitha Almazrooei. Beirut, Lebanon: Kaph Books, 2023.
Alsayer, Dalal Musaed. “Anywhere, U.S.A.: Aramco’s Suburb in Saudi Arabia’s Desert.” In Deserts Are Not Empty, edited by Samia Henni, 272-317. New York, NY: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2022.
Alsayer, Dalal Musaed. “TVA in the Desert: U.S. Development Projects in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 1949-1961.” In The Routledge Handbook on Infrastructure Design: Global Views from Architectural History, edited by Joseph Heathcott, 258–69. Basingstoke, UK: Routledge, 2022.