Laura Diamond Dixit

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Laura Diamond Dixit is a Ph.D. student in Architectural History and Theory at Columbia University. She has a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College, where she studied Art History.

Prior to attending Princeton she worked in the exhibitions department at the International Center of Photography and as a studio assistant for Allan Sekula. Her writing has been published in The Avery Review, Camera Austria, and Pidgin; she also has an essay in Sekula’s posthumous book Facing the Music. As a member of Who Builds Your Architecture?, she collaborated on the group’s installation in the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial. Diamond Dixit is also a founding partner at Kamara Projects (kamaraprojects.org). Her research is on migration, labor, and infrastructures in the Indian Ocean and its hinterlands.

Selected publications: 

“Monuments to Maritime Labor: the Dhow, Migration, and the Architecture of the 2022 Qatar World Cup,” The Avery Review, No. 3, November 2014, http://www.averyreview.com/issues/3/monuments-to-maritime-labor.

An essay on Leonard Nadel and Los Angeles public housing in Facing the Music: Documenting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Redevelopment of Downtown Los Angeles, a project by Allan Sekula edited by Edward Dimendberg (Los Angeles: East of Borneo Books, 2015).

http://www.eastofborneo.org/books/sekula