Hicham Awad is a fifth-year graduate student in Film and Visual Studies. His dissertation examines the roles played by “real-time” cinematographic, architectural, and computational technologies in the representation, communication, and management of risk in the domains of design, finance, and national security. He has served as Contributing Editor of Portal 9: Stories and Critical Writing about the City, and has delivered talks and presentations at several academic and art institutions such as Ashkal Alwan, Beirut Art Center, the University of Chicago, and the Society for the Social Studies of Science. In the summer of 2018, he was a doctoral fellow at the Canadian Center for Architecture, in Montreal. His writings have been published by ArteEast Quarterly, 98weeks, and the Sharjah Art Foundation. In 2018-2019, Awad will be Instructor in the Fine Arts and Art History department at the American University of Beirut, and in the School of Cinema and Audio-Visual Directing at the Académie libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA)-University of Balamand.