Mahdi Sabbagh is a practicing architect, urbanist, and editor. He is part of Palfest, the Palestine Festival of Literature. In 2019 he curated the festival around the theme of Urban Futures: Colonial Space Today. Mahdi was co-editor of Perspecta 50: Urban Divides (MIT Press, 2017), and his work has been published in Open Gaza (AUC Press, 2021), Arab Urbanism, the Journal of Public Culture, Jerusalem Quarterly, the Funambulist, and Jadaliyya. He holds a Masters in Architecture from Yale.