Boston, MA, USA
Tamara Z Jamil is a designer and researcher with MASS’s Restorative Justice Design Lab. Her personal research focuses on the geopolitics of incarceration, specifically on the relationship between urban and rural jail expansion. Tamara has previously worked with Forensic Architecture, researching the politics of forced disappearance in Colombia, and with OMA NY, where she focused on cultural projects.
Tamara holds an MA from the Centre for Research Architecture in Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BArch from Cornell University. At Goldsmiths, her thesis, "Constructing Precrime," received the highest mark at the Centre's 15-year history. She was awarded the Alpha Ro Chi medal for her graduating class at Cornell. Recently, she was been awarded the Robert Eidlitz Travel Fellowship to pursue fieldwork in rural counties that are facing jail expansion, and she received second place for the Avery Review Essay Prize with her piece, “Closing Act: Unbuilding Carceral Magic.”