mohamad hafeda is an artist and a designer whose current research investigates the negotiation of spaces of political-sectarian conflict and the interplay between material and immaterial borderlines in contemporary beirut. he is interested in pursuing site-specific research projects where the gathered material and the politics of the gathering process inform the production of artworks. he is a founding partner of febrik, a collaborative platform for participatory art and design research active in palestinian refugee camps in the middle east and housing estates in london (www.febrik.org). he is currently completing a phd in architectural design at the bartlett school of architecture, university college london. he obtained a ma in public art and spatial design from chelsea college of art and design, university of the arts london in 2004. he has a ba in interior architecture from the fine arts institute, lebanese university in 2001. he had taught design in the department of architecture and design at both the lebanese american university and the american university of beirut. he is the co-editor of narrating beirut from its borderlines (heinrich boll foundation, 2011), and the co-author of creative refuge, a febrik project (forthcoming).