London-based curator and designer Samta Nadeem is head of curatorial programming and content curation at online platform STIR.
STIR is a media house and curatorial agency operating in the domains of architecture, design and art, headquartered in New Delhi.
Nadeem is interested in engaging with issues of social and environmental justice through design and discourse. Her current curatorial research looks at expanding the potential of public programming within public institutions of contemporary culture, through the lens of the commons.
Lighting design has been her creative medium for over 14 years. She has spoken on multiple public platforms on light as a critical design tool and guest lectured across design schools in India.
Nadeem has recently served in an interim curatorial role at the Design Museum London, developing public programmes for exhibitions such as Ai Weiwei's Making Sense and The Offbeat Sari among others.