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 ( 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,

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).