Dima Rachid, Lebanon
Dima Rachid is a Lebanese landscape architect and urbanist. Dima's current practice focuses on the pragmatic integration of multi-scalar landscape thinking as a means to retrieving the right to public landscapes. Her ongoing research and work with underprivileged agrarian societies in the context of displaced communities in tented settlements pushes for landscape approaches as an alternative means to re-structuring the development of agrarian urbanism.
Dima received her Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate school of Design (2015), where she graduated with distinction and received the ASLA Award for Excellence. Dima has practiced in Beirut and Los Angeles, won design awards, and taught design studios at the American University of Beirut as well as at the University of Southern California School of Architecture.