Jumanah ABBAS

Curatorial & Research Residency || 01 Oct to 30 Nov 2023

Jumanah Abbas investigates the politics of the electromagnetic spectrum and its agency in the making of sonic spaces. Jumanah's interest resides in mapping the sonic landscape and invisible infrastructures of the West Bank -- giving light to the fractured cities of soundwaves, frequencies, and cloud data systems which have failed to sustain the urban necessities of a smart city.

While in residence, Jumanah will expand her research on the mediated history of smart cities; examining them through a curatorial lens. With Singapore's vantage as a smart city, Jumanah will utilise the electromagnetic spectrum as a spatial instrument to deploy critical, counter, and radical cartographic approaches towards visualising the invisible and vibrant apparatus of the urban environment. 


Portrait image on listings page courtesy of Hind Alkaabi (2022).
Hero banner: A skyline of stories' panel discussion moderated by Jumanah Abbas, hosted by Doha Film Institute (2022).