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AKPIA@MIT Fall 2017 "An Evening With..." Lecture Series

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Feb 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

What do we see, when we see a refugee camp? States providing asylum are often unwilling to integrate refugees into the economy or social structure, and maintain them in remote camps in undeveloped areas, served by parallel systems or foreign aid. Refugees in camps inhabit edge conditions, surviving between competing entities and interests. The casual images of precarity that ensue form the dominant visual archive.

Mar 12, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Ariella Azoulay is Professor of Modern Culture and Media and the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University.

Apr 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

War-torn countries have in common the brutal nature of the destruction, affecting simultaneously several cities, over large areas. However, throughout history, the rebuilding of war-devastated cities has taken place in very different forms. In this context and among the wars that the central Maghreb (present-day Algeria) has sustained was the resistance war to the French occupation; an armed conflict that opposed the resistance leader Emir Abd al-Qadir and the French colonial army, from 1832 to 1847.

Apr 27, 2018 - 3:00pm
Room 6-120

April 27-28, 2018, Room 6-120
Conference organized by the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture

May 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Is war destruction the final act of “urbicide” – the killing of a city? If it is to be judged by the postwar reconstruction of Yugoslav cities, the only acceptable answer would be a resounding – no. Today the predominant sentiment among its citizens and scholars alike is that the violent conflict was just a trigger for the systematic devastation of socialist and modernist architectural heritage, the maltreatment of which continued as the default strategy for (re)creating national identities long after the war.