Khaled Alwarea. Khaled Alwarea, a.k.a. KhAl, is a Syrian architect and eclectic artist based in Paris. He is the creative director of the UV-LAB design studio that he co-founded with Mike Shnsho. He uses a host of different visual arts as forms of expression: photography, video, theatre set design, performance art and multimedia installations. Sexuality, individuality and artistic freedom are recurring themes in his work. He is involved in collaborations and workshops and is a regular guest at film festivals and seminars in various countries.
Mike (Mihannad) Shnsho. Mike Shnsho is a Syrian architect, creative, and DJ based in Istanbul. A co-founder of the UV-LAB studio, he is classed as one of the earliest Syrian artists to delve into Psychedelic Trance music, performing in myriad music festivals worldwide and carving out a place as a figurehead of the musical genre.
Layla Abdulkarim. Layla Abdulkarim is a multidisciplinary architect with a long string of qualifications, starting with a diploma in architecture from the University of Damascus, her home town, where she met Khaled Alwarea. She is also a graduate of the Paris Malaquais School of Architecture (ENSA). She collaborates with UV-LAB and, in parallel, is studying new conservation and restoration techniques for endangered heritage sites in Syria, Iraq, Armenia, Cambodia, Afghanistan and even France