Khulood Alawadi is a UAE-based design scholar and practitioner. She received her postgraduate education at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art. Currently, she is a full-time faculty member in Engineering Design at NYU Abu Dhabi, where she develops and teaches courses at the intersection of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology. Her pedagogical interests include decolonizing design education and critiquing the socio-political systems that govern design practices today. Khulood is also the Director of the Plastic Recycling Lab at NYU Abu Dhabi, looking critically at plastic’s ubiquity in global consumer cultures, understanding environmental politics, and experimenting with contemporary alternatives.