Manijeh Verghese is a Director at Unscene Architecture and co-curator of the 2021 British Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale. She is the Head of Public Engagement at the Architectural Association where she organises lectures, exhibitions, workshops and other special projects and forms of outreach for a diverse range of audiences. Manijeh is a Unit Master of AA Diploma 12 and seminar leader for the AA Professional Practice for Fifth Year course. Over the past eight years, she has led postgraduate and undergraduate design studios at both the AA and Oxford Brookes University and has taught workshops and courses across universities in the UK and abroad. She has worked for architecture practices including John Pawson and Foster + Partners, and has contributed to design publications as well as think-tanks, books and peer reviewed journals. She is currently an External Examiner at Cambridge University and a member of the Future City Curatorial Committee as well as on the curatorial panel for the 2021 London Festival of Architecture.