Miriam Hillawi Abraham is a multi-disciplinary designer from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She holds an MFA in Interaction Design from the California College of the Arts and has received a BArch in Architecture from the Glasgow School of Art, as well as Part I of The Royal Institute of British Architects License. She is currently working as the Game-code Instructor at Bay Area Video Coalition where she infuses social justice and futurism into her curriculum. Her work has been featured in the Funambulist magazine and exhibitions across San Francisco including Institute for the Future, California Academy of Sciences and Hubbell Street Galleries. She is a fellow of Gray Area’s Zachary Watson Education Fund and a Graham Foundation grantee.

She is currently employed as the Game-code design Instructor at Bay Area Video Coalition where she incorporates social justice and futurism into her curriculum. Her work has been shown in exhibitions across San Francisco at Institute for the Future, California Academy of Sciences, Hubbell Street Galleries as well as being featured in The Funambulist magazine.




2020 New Media grant to individuals;  critical projects that explore the future of architecture 

2020 Zachary Watson Memorial Education Fellowship


Issue Nº24  Futurisms, Insights on political futures and imaginaries across the world 


EPISODE Nº10, Exotic Other,  A MOMENT OF TRUE DECOLONIZATION, PODCAST SERIES 


Next Gen is BAVC’s FREE after school youth program that teaches storytelling through  story through video, music, animation, game design and coding






Email : miriamhillawi.ab@gmail.com