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  • Issue 36

At Work With:
Hariri & Hariri

From the Iranian desert to the New York architecture studio they co-founded, sisters Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri have always been “partners in crime.” Charles Shafaieh meets them in Manhattan. Words by Charles Shafaieh. Photography by Claire Cottrell.

When sisters Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri began studying architecture at Cornell University in the 1970s, they were unaware of the opposition they would encounter as women in the field. Born in Iran in 1956 and 1958 respectively, they grew up in the desert—where their father worked as an engineer on the oil fields—and had no preconceptions of who architects could be or what the work entailed. Still, the unknown did not deter them. For over three decades now, the


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-six

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