Dana Abbas is an architect and researcher based in Palestine. She is part of Riwaq’s team (Center for Architectural Conservation) since 2018, and is a lead architect in The Life Jacket Project aiming at the revitalisation and development of rural Jerusalem. Dana holds a BA in architectural engineering from Birzeit University and an MA in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths University of London. For 12 years, her experience spanned between academia, research, heritage conservation, and community-based cultural practices. Her current work aims at developing research-based practices within the realm of heritage conservation and exploring new participatory design approaches in the light of Riwaq’s projects in rural Palestine.