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Amira makes images, objects, books, and texts.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, she teaches design history and theory at the University of Illinois Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. Her research project at the Design Museum of Chicago, Letters Beyond Form, looks at typography in Chicago's diverse neighborhoods to investigate design legacies and their contemporary echoes especially considering alternative modernisms and Love as an organizing principle in design.  

Amira is a native of Milford, Michigan where she grew up in American and Egyptian cultures. Experiences navigating between identities, places, and cultures informs much of her work and research methodology. 
Amira has an MFA in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Studio Art and Sociology from Washington and Lee University. She has exhibited her work at the International Print Center of New York, The William King Museum of Art, Hyde Park Art Center, Bird Show Chicago, Purple Window Gallery and other venues internationally. 
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