Dunya Alwan

Dunya ‘Alwan, is honored to participate in Palestine Writes Back. She is a community based architectural designer, cultural worker, and educator. She is a co-founder of the International Women’s Peace Service and Birthright Unplugged/Re-Plugged both in Palestine. She is a co-founder of Street Cred, a guerilla public art and culture jamming collective whose work has been installed, distributed, and exhibited internationally. Dunya’s recent architectural work includes designing Critical Resistances’ newest home, teaching architecture at San Quinten Prison, co-founding the E. 12th Street Coalition agitating for and designing affordable housing on Oakland’s public lands, and being on the architectural team for Homefulness a project that supports under-housed and formerly homeless people to design and build their own housing. Dunya is also on a mural crew at San Quentin Prison creating much more than murals.