Setareh Noorani (1995) is an architect, researcher, zinester, and part of experimental music collective Zenevloed. In her projects and creative involvements, she uses various media to explore ways of unfolding and embodying, questioning processes of trauma and time, always in the grey space between academic and artistic research. This involves investigating, disrupting, and unfolding archives through spatial investigations and cathartic self-publishing practices.
Her current research at Het Nieuwe Instituut focuses on qualitative, paradigm-shifting notions of decoloniality, feminisms, queer ecologies, agencies (non-institutional, non-authorship), and implications of the collective, more-than-human body in architecture, its heritage and its multivocal futures, as part of the new project Collecting Otherwise and the cross-institutional Critical Visitor. Noorani holds a MSc in Architecture (cum laude) at TU Delft.