Born in 1988 in Aleppo, Syria, Talin Hazbar is a UAE-based multi-disciplinary creative working across the fields of architecture, art, and design. She holds a bachelor's degree in Architecture from the American University of Sharjah (2012). Hazbar’s process-driven work is characterized by a deep connection to surrounding landscapes and their intricate, innate materialities. Her practice explores the relationship between nature and architecture in novel ways; she designs within organic systems and experiments with materials to understand behavior, challenge properties, and recall naturally built structures. Her approach is strongly rooted in observation and emulation of the ecological—from sand structures to underwater ecosystems—especially processes of transience, temporality, and transformation.
“The program contributed to both personal and professional development. I would've loved to be there longer and spend more time with everyone.”
Hazbar’s work has been presented at a range of prestigious conferences, cultural programs, and institutions, including The Gulf Research Program (Cambridge, 2012), Robotics in Architecture Conference (Vienna, 2012), Dubai Design Week (2014-2016), Shindagha Museum (Dubai, 2019), Louvre Abu Dhabi (2017- 2018), and Sevre Gallery (Paris, 2019), among others. She has also taken part in the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Emerging Artists Fellowship program in collaboration with the Rhode Island School of Design (Abu Dhabi, 2015) and the Tanween Design Program for emerging designers (Dubai, 2015).