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Ms. Samar Kirresh
Founder & Director, AlElieh for Science, Environment & Art
Country: Palestine


Samar Kirresh, a Palestinian from Jerusalem, has a B.Sc. in Biology and Medical Technology and an MA in Science Education. She had an active career in teaching and teacher training. Member of the Advisory Board for the College of Education at Birzeit University. She held a position as a Senior Research at A.M. Qattan Foundation between 2011 till June 2021. Samar is an expert in Maker Education, Science Art Education and has an experience in exhibit development. She is a self-learner in visual arts and a maker.

Samar has a hands-on experience in research, developing content and management of science festivals, designing interactive science activities and designing and implementing public collaborative science art experiences. She put her academic experience together with her passion and longtime engagement she in researching art, tinkering and making in founding AlElieh for Science Environment and Art as the first Palestinian maker space in her home city of Jerusalem. Also, still following on her private art project “Tattoo” and co-founded artisans' participatory platform "Art Market Jerusalem".

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