Decolonizing Architecture

I've been delinquent in mentioning a talk by Eyal Weizman scheduled to take place later this afternoon, over at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles. A related exhibition called Decolonizing Architecture—co-curated by Weizman—opens to the public on Tuesday, December 7.
    Decolonizing Architecture is a project initiated by Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal and Eyal Weizman in 2007. Set up as a studio/residency program in Beit Sahour, Bethlehem and recently re-established as the Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency (DAAR), they engage spatial research and theory, taking the conflict over Palestine as their main case study. Decolonizing Architecture seeks to use spatial practice as a form of political intervention and narration. Their practice continuously engages a complex set of architectural problems centered around one of the most difficult dilemmas of political practice: how to act both propositionally and critically within an environment in which the political force field, as complex as it may be, is so dramatically skewed.
I will be posting again about the exhibition next month; for now, I want to get the word out in the nick of time for those of you who able to attend today's talk.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Scott McGibbon said...

I've always been amazed by Doug Suisman's The ARC: http://www.suisman.com/palestine/index.html
which appears to be related to this project.

December 06, 2010 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weizman, being the brilliant writer that he is, is nevertheless repeating the same act for seven years now. Hopefully he will move on into the next one and rid us of the old rhetoric of verticality.

December 07, 2010 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That project has nothing to do with the politics of versatility.

April 17, 2012 7:03 AM  

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