Karma Dabaghi

Assistant Professor

Master of Design in Designed Objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
B.Arch. Architecture, McGill University, Canada
B.S. Architecture, McGill University, Canada

Karma Dabaghi earned her Master of Design in Designed Objects from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago after completing a B.Arch. from McGill University in Montreal. Dabaghi is an architect and product designer, who taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she ran a number of studio-based and lecture classes between 2009 and 2016. She also led multiple Design Thinking workshops and helped build the Executive Design Thinking Program for Professionals. Outside of academia, she worked with a start-up company, imagining design solutions for various projects. Her design work includes collaborations with international commercial design companies such as Bruce Mau Design, where she contributed to a research project on the future of Chicago’s Burnham Plan. Her collaborative work with DuPont and Danese Milano was featured in Intramuros and Core77, and exhibited at Neocon, Chicago and at FuoriSalone, Milan. She is presently working on establishing a conceptual studio practice that addresses academic design discourses and simultaneously aims at changing existing social conditions.