DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency)

Beit Sahour, Palestinian Territories

DAAR is an architectural collective based in Beit Sahour, Palestine. Co-directed by Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal, DAAR’s work combines conceptual speculations, actual spatial interventions, discourse, and collective learning. DAAR aims to use spatial practice as a form of political intervention, exploring possibilities for the reuse, subversion, and profanation of actual structures of domination: from evacuated military bases to refugee camps, from uncompleted governmental structures to the remains of destroyed villages. The residency program gathers together architects, artists, activists, urban designers, film-makers, and curators, to work collectively on the subject of politics and architecture. They recently authored, with Eyal Weizman, Architecture After Revolution (Sternberg Press, 2014). 

Biennial Project: DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency). School in Exile. Photo: Sara Anna