Noura Al-Sayeh is an architect currently working at the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain as Head of Architectural Affairs. She is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of several planned cultural institutions and museums, as well as the creation of an active agenda of exhibitions and academic exchange initiatives. She received a Master's in Architecture from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and has worked as an architect in Amsterdam, New York, Jerusalem, Bahrain and Paris. She was the Co-Curator of Reclaim, Bahrain’s first participation at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010, which was awarded the Golden Lion for best national participation. More recently, she oversaw the program for the Month of Architecture which was part of the Manama Capital of Culture of the Arab World 2012 agenda and centred on the notion and practice of public space in the Arab World.