ساره ساو ماي حبيب

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Asking . . .

What can a time of global transition teach us about home and the spirit of place?

What do we want to keep?

What do we want to transform?

How do we deepen in generosity & widen our circle of kin?
In 2019 I was able to travel for the first time to the deep south and the south west of the U.S. The people and lands I had the privilege to be in community with helped me to more deeply understand the precarious concept of this country, and all of our relationships to “home’ within it. I have always understood relationships as complex webs, but during this time I started to understand more of the nuanced threads of diaspora & indigenous resilience inextricably intertwined.  I began & continue to have more vulnerable conversations, archive, write, visualize & build around these stories.




Abbreviated CV / Press
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EDUCATION

2014 Columbia University,
Graduate School or Architecture, Preservation & Planning, New York, NY, Master of Architecture

2011 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts & Psychology

EXPERIENCE
2016 - Present Artist, Organizer, Writer & Researcher, Southern CA & Beyond
2016 - 2019 RRM Design Group, Santa Barbara, CA, Affordable & Senior Housing Designer
2015 - 2016 Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County, CA,
Construction & Community Outreach Leader

2014 - 2015 Bjarke Ingles Group, New York, NY, Designer, Maker & Project Coordinator
2012 Estudio Teddy Cruz, San Diego, CA, Researcher

SELECT HONORS & AWARDS
2020  Signal Fire Artist Residency [postponed]
2019 - 2020 Association For Community Design, Fellowship
2019 Santa Fe Art Institute, Truth & Reconciliation Residency
2019 Center For Cultural Innovation, Quick Grant

SELECT TEACHING, WORKSHOPS & PANELS
2019 Association for Community Design Conference, Greenwood, MS,
Emergent Strategies & Design presentation
2019 Design Futures Forum, Salt Lake City, UT, faculty
2018 Association for Community Design Conference, Baltimore, MD,
Intersectional Exclusion in Public Space panelist and workshop facilitator
2018 UCSB Womxn of Color Conference, Santa Barbara, CA,
Narratives & Now workshop facilitator

SELECT PUBLICATIONS
2020 Scales of Healing, self published
2019 Always Becoming Constantly Dying 2nd Ed., self published
2018 Decolonizing my Dreams, self published
2018 I am, published by Life as Ceremony : Volume 7
2017 Sacred Seasons, published by Life as Ceremony : Volume 6
2017 She is a Prayer, published by Mujeres De Maiz Zine : Issue 15
2015 Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation, by TASCHEN (core editorial team)

CURATORIAL & COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
2019 We Bloom Juntas, El Centro, Santa Barbara, CA. Gathered local artists & healers
2018 Gift, El Centro, Santa Barbara, CA. Organized event for community gift exchange
& asylum caravan donation drive
2018 Mujeres De Mayo, El Centro, Santa Barbara, CA. Gathered local artists & healers
2018 Xomxs Xingonxs: Reclaiming Our Collective Magic, El Centro, Santa Barbara, CA.
Gathered local artists & poets
2011 Through The Eyes of Little Girls, The Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Developed theme
2010 125,110, The Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Developed theme

EXHIBITIONS
2019 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest, Omni Commons, Oakland, CA
2019 ABQ Zine Fest, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
2019 SFAI 140, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
2019 Truth & Reconciliation, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
2019 Decolonize Santa Barbara, SBCAST, Santa Barbara, CA
2019 Los Angeles Zine Fest, Helms Bakery, Culver City, CA
2018 Art for Change, Fund for Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
2018 San Diego Zine Fest, Bread & Salt Gallery, San Diego, CA
2018 Los Angeles Zine Fest, The Conference Center, Pasadena, CA
2018 Earth Care, Flora y Tierra, Long Beach, CA
2018 hapa.me, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Womxn Warriors: Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Walkouts & Intergenerational Organizing,
Self Help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Love is Power, Del Pueblo Cafe, Santa Barbara, CA
2018 The Universe is Lit, One Fam, Oakland, CA
2017 - 2019 Annual Viva La Muxer Festival, Plaza De La Raza, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Hot To Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation,
The National Building Museum, Washington DC
2012 - 2014 GSAPP End of Year Shows, Columbia University, New York, NY
2011 MEGA, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2010 Taxonomies & Maps, Museo San Francisco, La Paz, Bolivia
2010 A Psycho-Geographical Cab Ride, Museo San Francisco, La Paz, Bolivia

SELECT TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS
2020 The Shift Network: Somatic Movement Summit, Remote
2020 Movement Generation: Justice & Ecology Training, Oakland, CA
2020 Design Futures: Trauma Informed Design Training, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Imagining America: Designing & Fostering Belonging Conference, Albuquerque, NM
2019 Native Liberation Conference, Gallup, NM
2019 Soul Fire Farm BIPOC Builder’s Immersion, Petesburg, NY
2018 California Naturalist UC Certification, Santa Barbara, CA
2018 Small Food Production SBCC Course, Santa Barbara, CA
2016 LEED AP BD+C Green Building Certification Institute, Washington DC