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Maryam Turkey

2019 Artist In Residence

Maryam Turkey

Maryam Turkey is an Iraqi-American industrial designer who aspires to design innovative objects and experiences that reflect our contemporary time.

At MAD, Turkey will continue pushing the application of terra-cotta (baked earth) in our daily objects and decors as a reminder that humans are inevitably intertwined with nature—water, earth, plants. No matter how much we improve our synthetic technologies, she believes in the value of interacting with other living things. Her interest in terra-cotta emerged from her piece Mzamla, an innovative water-cooler design that keeps water fresh and cool without electricity. She capitalizes on the medium’s porousness by positioning plants beneath the cooler to utilize water leakage from the terra-cotta.

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