Miriam Abraham

Miriam Abraham

San Francisco, CA, US

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I am a multi-disciplinary designer and artist from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 
My work thus far has been centered on the themes of social justice through speculative fiction and design, focusing on architecture, experiential and interaction design and landscaping/urban planning. I hold an MFA Interaction Design 2019 from the California College of the Arts and a BArch in Architecture from the Glasgow School of Art, as well as Part I of The Royal Institute of British Architects License. 



Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA, US, Game Code Instructor

Teaching game design & social justice at BAVC's after school program.
Will be back to teach again in the fall!

Jan 2019 - current

Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA, US, Curatorial Fellow

Working as the curatorial fellow. Reaching out to local and international artists to organize and design exhibitions and assist with public events.

Feb 2018 - Aug 2018

zoma contemporary art center, Addis Ababa, ET, Architectural designer and 3D developer

Concept artist and designer for a vernacular art and contemporary museum, Zoma. Seasonal work
Grant writing
Concept designer, artist

Mar 2017 - Aug 2018

Freelancer, Addis Ababa, ET, Freelance Landscape designer/consultant

Consulting and providing concept designs and assistance for a number of clients including Zoma Contemporary Art Center and Bekele Mola Resorts.

Sep 2016 - Jul 2017

Zana Landscape and Contractors, Addis Ababa, ET, Architectural Designer

Design, render and detailing of communal outdoor spaces and architectural structures for GODA Bottle Factory in Northern Ethiopia.

Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Flinstone Engineering, Addis Ababa, ET, Intern

Working in a team for a project dedicated to Rural to Urban development and autonomous, modular and affordable design.
Tukuls-to-Dachas was a collaboration between three organizations: Flintstone Engineering, Weimar University and EiABC (Addis Ababa University - School of Architecture).

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, Masters, MFA of Design

Interaction Design Track: I mostly focused on VR development and other interactive and experiential designs

Aug 2017 - May 2019

The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, GB, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

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