Nimrah Syed

Visiting Lecturer of Interactive Media Affiliation: Visiting
Education: BDes PIFD; MDes OCAD University

Research Areas: Alternative futures, discursive and speculative design, design research, collective imagination, participatory and co-creation

Nimrah Syed is a foresight strategist and design researcher with a focus in futures practice. Her work aims to encourage imagination and develop capacity for alternative futures and long-term thinking at the intersection of speculative design and future studies.

Prior to joining NYU in Abu Dhabi, Syed split her time working as a strategy and research consultant and maintaining academic affiliations with institutions including Toronto Metropolitan University, OCAD University, and George Brown College in Toronto. She has also been a Research Resident Fellow at NYU Shanghai.

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