Sarah Aziz is the 2020-21 Innovation in Design Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She holds a B.Arch. from Liverpool John Moores University, an M.Arch. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has taught at Texas Tech University.
While at MacDowell, she worked on a series of didactic drawings on tumbleweed construction. The project positions the question of invasive species (what came first, and what's truly invasive?) not as disasters but as displays of the majesty of nature and life. These seemingly malevolent agents have always been a part of human activity and can be used to a benevolent end.