Middle East Studies

“Architecture of Exile. The Spatial Ordering of Palestinian Refugee Camps.”

Monday, March 14, 2016

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Invitation only. 

The luncheon lecture is cosponsored by Italian Studies.

Alessandro Petti is an architect and researcher in urbanism. He and his partner, Sandi Hilal, are co-directors of DAAR, an architectural office and an artistic residency program that combines conceptual speculations and architectural interventions. Hilal and Petti were awarded the Price Claus Prize for Architecture with DAAR, nominated for the Curry Stone Design Price, the Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Artist Award, the New School’s Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics, the Chernikhov Prize with DAAR and showed in various biennales and museums around the world (www.decolonizing.ps). Alongside research and practice, Hilal and Petti are engaged in critical pedagogy. They established an experimental educational program in Dheisheh refugee camp Bethlehem in partnership with Al Quds University and hosted by the Phoenix Center (www.campusincamps.ps). More recently they co-authored the book Architecture after Revolution (Sternberg, Berlin 2014) an invitation to rethink today’s struggles for justice and equality not only from the historical perspective of revolution, but also from that of a continued struggle for decolonization.

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