Mahdi Sabbagh is a practicing architect and urbanist. He is co-curator of Palfest, the Palestine Festival of Literature in 2019.  Mahdi was co-editor of Perspecta 50: Urban Divides (MIT Press, 2017), and his work has been published in the Journal of Public Culture, the Jerusalem Quarterly, the Funambulist, and Jadaliyya. He holds a Masters in Architecture from Yale.