Leenkatrib [at] gmail [dot] com
2016 – 2018:
Leen is an editor of Pidgin (issues 22-24). She was a research assistant for Lucia Allais, an assistant instructor for design courses taught by Ellie Abrons/Michael Meredith and Sheila Pontis, a software instructor at the McGraw Digital Learning Lab, and an archive assistant for SoA.
Leen’s graduate thesis “Rubble Archive” was advised by Stan Allen and Lucia Allais, and was exhibited at Van Der Plas Gallery in New York (2018).
Leen is a recipient of the Howard Crosby Butler Travel Fellowship (2017) and the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship (2016-18). She was a regional finalist for the Hult Prize (2017) and a finalist for the KPF Travel Fellowship (2017). Her project “Refugee Economic Zone,” supported by Butler, received honorable mention in the inaugural International Development in Action Competition (2017), was exhibited at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (2017), and was published in Bracket no. 5 On Sharing (2018).
While at Princeton, Leen was invited to present her work at Rutgers University Department of Anthropology (2017), the Rutgers Center for Urban and Public Service (2018), the Soros Institute in New York (2017), the University of Calgary in Canada (2018), and the Manchester Center for Public History and Heritage in the UK (2018).
Prior to Princeton, Leen worked for OMA*AMO, Peter Marino, MADA s.p.a.m., the Museum for Contemporary Art in Chicago, amongst others. She received her Bachelor of Architecture with honors from the University of Southern California.