About

Leyla El Sayed Hussein

Assistant Professor of Practice

Leyla El Sayed Hussein is an architect, researcher and writer. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture with a minor in Arabic Literature from the American University of Beirut, and a Master’s in Architecture with a focus on Digital Theory from The Bartlett - University College London. Her research falls at the intersection of architectural narratives and the boom of the digital age.
El Sayed Hussein teaches, researches and writes about digital philosophy and history in architecture. Alongside her teaching, she worked on several projects, such as the LevantCarta, a temporal mapping platform that illustrates the urban evolution of Beirut; and the Digital Archives of the Karantina residents, the first platform driven towards an egalitarian mode of archiving. She also worked on multiple design projects in different offices in Lebanon. Her masters project focusing on mereological relations between parts and wholes in the digital age was exhibited at the Bartlett Prospective Show and London Design Week. She is currently working on a new publication, co-written with an AI engine.