Mohamad Nahleh is a lecturer in architecture and urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from American University of Beirut and a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT. Nahleh is a registered architect, practicing in Lebanon.
Nahleh’s research and design focus on non-Western conceptions of night. In this work, he regards night not as an opposite, or failed or lesser, version of day, but as an intricate space rich in culture, order, and overlapping practices of freedom. His ongoing project, “Path of Nightrise,” an outcome of his thesis research at MIT, is now under construction in the rural villages of Jabal ‘Amil in southern Lebanon.