GSD MEdiNa Conversation: Sandi Hilal, “Architecture and Participation in Palestinian Refugee Camps”

A conversation with Sandi Hilal –  co director and founding member of Campus in Camps and Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR) with the goal of addressing the needed spatial interventions in Palestinian refugee camps. Hilal’s work has focused on the architecture of exile and the struggle for justice and equality.

Campus in Camps” is an experimental educational program hosted in the Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem. The program uses collective discussions to transform notions of space and agency into practical community driven interventions.

The Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR) is located in Beit Sahour, Palestine. An architectural studio and residency program which bring together architects, artists, activists, urbanists, film-makers, and curators to work collectively on projects related of politics and architecture.

Sandi has coauthored the book Architecture After Revolution, and her practice has been awarded the Price Claus Prize for Architecture, shortlisted for Visible Award, the Curry Stone Design Price, the New School’s Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics, the Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Artist Award, the Chrnikov Prize and recipient of the Foundation for Art Initiatives grant.

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