Mobina Nouri is a cross-disciplinary scholar and artist who is currently living and working in San Francisco. Working across a variety of media, Nouri mines her country’s tradition of storytelling. She often turns to Persia’s philosophies and mysticism to contemplate and reconsider the complexities which she is witness in the contemporary moment including the social connection, collective consciousness and creativity. Her practice reflects her personal history as a female immigrant who left Iran to live in the UK and later in the US.
Nouri pursued a variety of her interests in creativity by completing her B.A. in Theatre at Fine Art Tehran University, her M.A. in Art and Design at Art University Tehran; before moving to London where she awarded her Ph.D. in “Creativity Science” at City University London in conjunction with the London Center of Creativity and Leadership, the Cass Business School and the School of Psychology. Nouri specializes in the research of emotional design (Kansei), complex creative problem solving and design thinking. She has given keynote speeches at the international conferences on creativity, innovation and design education. Nouri has been a lecturer and researcher in design and creativity.