Hilal & Petti: Spatial Ordering of Exile. The Architecture of Palestinian Refugee Camps

Re-Thinking Refugee Spaces: Architecture, Design and Politics Mon 17 Nov 2014 6.00PM-8.00PM The New School
66 West 12th Street
Orozco Room (A712)
New York City
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The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility hosts a lecture by Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti 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) 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, and 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. Their project School Under A Tree, developed from Campus in Camp, will be presented at SITAC XII in Mexico City in 2015.

More recently Hilal and Petti 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" by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility and is co-sponsored by Global Studies, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and Bard College.
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