Ghida Anouti

Ghida Anouti is a second-year graduate student in the SMArchS Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT. She is interested in narrative-building, visual culture, and acoustemology in relation to the production, reception, and consumption of multisensorial media. Her research at MIT focuses on acoustic violence, films as archives of war, and the influence of Islamic philosophy on experimental videomaking during and post-Civil War Lebanon. Through close readings of audiovisual material, she unravels latent philosophies and distills provocations that have percolated in the Arab world for so long. She has also conducted research with the LCAU at MIT, specifically on the Living Heritage Atlas project. Prior to her candidature at MIT, Ghida obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut.