Spatial Ordering of Exile: The Architecture of Palestinian Refugee Camps A Talk by Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal17 Nov
The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility hosts a lecture by Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal entitled “Spatial Ordering of Exile: The Architecture of Palestinian Refugee Camps.”
The lecture is followed by a roundtable discussion with Ilana Feldman (Associate Professor of Anthropology, History and International Affairs at George Washington University), Carin Kuoni (Director of Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School for Public Engagement) and Ann Stoler (Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research).
Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti are both architects and researchers in urbanism, members of DAAR, an architectural office and an artistic residency program that combines conceptual speculations and architectural interventions. DAAR was awarded the Price Claus Prize for Architecture, the Foundation for Arts initiative Grant, shortlisted for the Iakov Chernikhov Prize and showed in various biennales and museums around the world. Alongside research and practice, Hilal and Petti are engaged in critical pedagogy, they are founding members of Campus in Camps an experimental educational program by Al Quds University hosted by the Phoenix Center in Dheisheh refugee camp Bethlehem.
More recently Petti and Hilal co-authored with Eyal Weizman 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.
The event is part of the 2014-15 Lecture Series “Rethinking Refugee Spaces: Architecture, Design, and Politics” and is co-sponsored by Global Studies, Vera List Center for Art and Politics and Bard College.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014, 9:00 AM—3:00 PM
Location: Higgins Hall South 111: Architecture Lecture (61 St. James Pl, Brooklyn, NY)
This symposium will bring together leaders of the advocacy architecture and participatory planning movement to discuss, in two panel discussions, the foundation and the future of participatory design and advocacy planning.
Participants will include founder of advocacy planning Roger Katan, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, esteemed educators and planners Ken Reardon and Roberta Feldman, and other leaders of the advocacy architecture and participatory planning movement.
The event will also include an exhibition celebrating the community development work of Ron Shiffman, his collaborators, colleagues, and his many students on view during the evening.