Mahdi Sabbagh is an architectural scholar and urbanist. He is a co-curator of the Palestine Festival of Literature and Editor at large at the Avery Review. He is the editor of  Their Borders, Our World (Haymarket Press, 2024) and is a 2023 Matakyev Research Fellow at the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands. His work has been published in the Journal of Public Culture, Jerusalem Quarterly, Curbed, Architecture of the Territory (Kaph Books, 2022), Open Gaza (AUC Press, 2021), the Funambulist, Arab Urbanism, Awham Magazine, and PLATFORM. Mahdi is a Doctoral Student at Columbia University and holds a Masters in Architecture from Yale.