Moussavi, who is one of the judges of this year's Dezeen Awards, spoke to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.
The Iranian-born British architect studied at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, University College London and Dundee University.
Alongside designing buildings, Moussavi holds a teaching position at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
She also curated the Royal Academy's Summer Show in 2017 and has authored a series of architectural history and theory books published by Harvard.
In 2018, Moussavi became a board member of New Architecture Writers – a free writing programme for emerging black and minority ethnic architecture and design critics.
Moussavi was awarded an OBE in 2018 for her services to architecture.
Other creatives featured in our Screentime series include dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture Harriet Harriss, trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, UNStudio founder Ben van Berkel, The World Around curator Beatrice Galilee, filmmaker Gary Hustwit and British-Israeli architect Ron Arad.