Deserts Are Not Empty (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
384
Utgivningsdatum
2022-11-01
Förlag
Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
Medarbetare
Vronskaya, Alla (contributions)/Jarvis, Jill (contributions)/Azoulay, Ariella Aisha (contributions)/Saeed, Asaiel Al (contributions)/AlYaqoub, Aseel (contributions)/Kona, Bongani (contributions)/Guabli, Brahim El (contributions)/Alsayer, Dalal Musaed (contributions)/Cooper, Danika (contributions)/Ro
Illustratör/Fotograf
130 color illustrations
Illustrationer
130 color illustrations
Dimensioner
208 x 147 x 25 mm
Vikt
499 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781941332740
Deserts Are Not Empty (häftad)

Deserts Are Not Empty

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Colonial and imperial powers have often portrayed arid lands as empty spaces ready to be occupied, exploited, extracted, and polluted. Despite the undeniable presence of human and nonhuman lives and forces in desert territories, the regime of emptiness has inhabited, and is still inhabiting, many imaginaries. Deserts Are Not Empty challenges this colonial tendency, questions its roots and ramifications, and remaps the representations, theories, histories, and stories of arid landswhich comprise approximately one-third of the Earths land surface. The volume brings together poems in original languages, conversations with collectives, and essays by scholars and professionals from the fields of architecture, architectural history and theory, curatorial studies, comparative literature, film studies, landscape architecture, and photography. These different approaches and diverse voices draw on a framework of decoloniality to unsettle and unlearn the desert, opening up possibilities to see, think, imagine it otherwise. With contributions from Saphiya Abu Al-Maati, Menna Agha, Asaiel Al Saeed, Aseel AlYaqoub, Yousef Awaad Hussein, Ariella Asha Azoulay, Danika Cooper, Brahim El Guabli, Timothy Hyde, Jill Jarvis, Bongani Kona, Dalal Musaed Alsayer, Observatoire des armements, Francisco E. Robles, Paulo Tavares, Alla Vronskaya, and XqSu.
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[Deserts Are Not Empty] is a terrific compilation of essays that allow us to rethink how the desert has been transformed from an actual condition to an idea in service of extractive politics. -- Ali Ismail Karimi * The Atchitect's Newpaper *

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Samia Henni is assistant professor of history of architecture and urban development at Cornell Universitys College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. She is the author of the multi-award-winning Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (gta Verlag, 2017), the editor of the War Zones gta papers no. 2 (gta Verlag, 2018), and the curator of exhibitions, such as Archives: Secret-Dfense? (ifa Gallery, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, 2021), Housing Pharmacology (Manifesta 13, Marseille, 2020) and Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria (Zurich, Rotterdam, Berlin, Johannesburg, Paris, Prague, Ithaca, Philadelphia, Charlottesville, 20172022). She was formerly Albert Hirschman Chair at the Institute of Advanced Study in Marseille, a visiting Geddes Fellow at Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and a visiting professor at the Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich.

Innehållsförteckning

1. Against the Regime of Emptiness Samia Henni 2. Desert Futures Collective A Conversation with Brahim El Guabli, Jill Jarvis, and Francisco E. Robles 3. It Is Not a Desert Where Grandmother Sits Menna Agha 4. Drawing Deserts, Making Worlds Danika Cooper 5. Imperial Desert Effect: Palestine Is There, Where It Had Always Been Ariella Asha Azoulay 6. Space Wars: An Investigation into Kuwait's Hinterland A Conversation with Saphiya Abu Al-Maati, Asaiel Al Saeed, Aseel AlYaqoub, and Yousef Awaad Hussein 7. The Colonial-Modern Politics of Desertification (Notes on the Past and the Future of the Amazon Forest) Paulo Tavares 8. Overland Theres Shorter Time to Dream XqSu 9. Archives of Forgetfulness A Conversation with Bongani Kona 10. Anywhere, USA: Aramcos Housing in Saudi Arabias Desert Dalal Musaed Alsayer 11. The White Sea Canal and the Rhetorical Desertification of Karelia Alla Vronskaya 12. Architecture Adrift in the Antarctic Desert Timothy Hyde 13. Observatoire des armements