GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change


Deema Assaf


Founder and Director


Deema Assaf is a Jordanian architect, researcher and urban forester. She is the Founder & Director of TAYYŪN, an Amman-based research studio exploring intersections of urbanism, deep ecology, and ethics of place-making. Her work focuses on regenerating urban ecosystems through native forest creation and cross-species architecture. It aims to re-weave native ecologies into the urban scene and rewild cities as a rich multi-species ecosystem. Deema’s work has been featured on Euronews, Al-Jazeera, and BBC Arabic, among others. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Jordan and was trained in permaculture design and the Miyawaki method for forest creation. She lives and works in Amman.

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