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In this talk, the panel will explore several questions while thinking and re-reading Gaza:

  • Why is it important to reimagine and dream?
  • How do we deal with a city when the whole fabric has collapsed?
  • How do we rethink the notion of home when the relationship between street, neighbourhood and room is blurred?
  • Can we re-read emptiness, ruins, and rubble as powerful symbols of resilience, transformation, and memory? Can we see them as canvases for rebuilding and reimagining?

The exhibition reconstructs the reality of the besieged, fractured Gazan landscape. Arab women architects employ architecture, drawings, and visual media as tools to narrate, heal, reinterpret and revive the identity of the city.

With a foot on the earth and a hand in the sky – their work attempts to both reclaim the city and asserts Gazan’s right to return to their homes.

Panellists include:

  • Curator: Dr Yara Sharif (University of Westminster)
  • Professor Nishat Awan (UCL)
  • Minerva Fadel (University of Westminster)
  • Dr Muna Dajani (LSE)
  • Dr Luma Darakeh (Cardiff University)

The panel talk will be followed by a discussion moderated by Samir Pandya and Dr. Nasser Golzari from the University of Westminster.


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