Publications

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THE LAWLESS LINE
Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, Eyal Weizman and Nicola Perugini,
Oxford Journals Law London Review of International Law Volume 1, Issue 1Pp. 201-209 (march 2014)
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The work presented in this book is an invitation to undertake an urgent architectural and political thought experiment: to rethink today’s struggles for justice and equality not only from the histor­ical perspective of revolution, but also from that of a continued struggle for decolonization; consequently, to rethink the problem of political subjectivity not from the point of view of a Western conception of a liberal citizen but rather from that of the displaced and extraterritorial refugee. You will not find here descriptions of popular uprising, armed resistance, or political negotiations, despite these of course forming an integral and necessary part of any radical political transformation. Instead, the authors present a series of provocative projects that try to imagine “the morning after revolution.”

http://www.sternberg-press.com/index.php?pageId=1480&l=en&bookId=374&sort=year%20DESC,month%20DESC

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REIMAGINING THE COMMON: RETHINKING THE REFUGEE EXPERIENCE
Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti
in The Human Snapshot, Thomas Keenan, Tirdad Zolghadr (Eds.)
Sternberg April 2013
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SPATIAL ORDERING OF EXILE. THE ARCHITECTURE OF PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMPS
Alessandro Petti
Crios, Carrocci 1/2013, january-June pp. 62-70
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Art & Social Space
Decolonizing Architecture: Interview with Alessandro Petti
by Ana María Durán
08/15/13
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AGAINST THE EXTERMINATION OF SPACE
Alessandro Petti
domus N. 970, june 2013
“The design of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music offers an opportunity to engage the question of public space in the city of Bethlehem, and reconsider its value”
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Visual Culture | Politics
$36.95 | £25.95 cloth 978-1-935408-24-6
664 pp. | 17 color, 114 b&w illus. | 6 x 9
Available November 2012

“The Morning After: Profaning Colonial Architecture” by DAAR in the new book edited by Meg McLagan and Yates McKee

Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism considers the constitutive role played by aesthetic and performative techniques in the staging of claims by nongovernmental activists. Attending to political aesthetics means focusing not on a disembodied image that travels under the concept of art or visual culture, nor on a preformed domain of the political that seeks subsequent expression in media form. Instead, it requires bringing the two realms together into the same analytic frame. Drawing on the work of a diverse group of contributors, from art historians, anthropologists, and political theorists to artists, filmmakers, and architects, Sensible Politics situates aesthetic forms within broader activist contexts and networks of circulation and in so doing offers critical insight into the practices of mediation whereby the political becomes manifest.

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LINEA VERDE, IL LIMES SENZA LEGGE
PETTI A., PERUGINI N., HILAL S., WEIZMAN E.
Limes, 2/2011

[ITA] Gli accordi di Oslo definiscono tre aree di sovranità: israeliana, palestinese e mista. Di fatto, però, se ne è imposta una quarta: il confine stesso. Semplice tratto sulla carta, nella realtà questa striscia di terra è un limbo giuridico.

Decolonizing Architecture and civil unrest in Egypt
By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
February 2, 2011


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“how to inhabit your enemy’s house?”
Article by Lorenzo Pezzani

THE BOOK OF ACTIVISM
PETTI A., HILAL S., WEIZMAN E.
Conflitti Globali 07, Palestina anno zero

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[ITA] La storia non può ridursi a un risarcimento per la geografia perduta. È anche un punto d’osservazione delle ombre, di sé e dell’altro, colte entro un’evoluzione umana più complessa.
Mahmoud Darwish

Frammentazione Il futuro visto da Ramallah Nasser Abourahme; Spazi contigui, tempi differenti Cédric Parizot; Soluzioni (im)possibili. Uno stato, due stati e altre ipotesi Marco Allegra, Paolo Napolitano; Tra Gaza e l’Egitto. Il fantasma di Israele Lorenzo Navone; La costruzione della dipendenza. Acqua, territorio e cittadinanza in Cisgiordania Ilaria Giglioli.
Resistenze Discorsi e pratiche della resistenza popolare Ala Alazzeh; Decolonizing Architecture. The Book of Activism Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, Eyal Weizman; Fatah-Hamas fra radicalizzazione e istituzionalizzazione Paolo Napolitano; Teatri di resistenza Rania Jawad; At-Tuwani. Cronaca di un villaggio sotto scorta Alessandro Doranti; Punti di vista su Gaza Mouin Rabbani, Azmi Bishara, Elena N. Hogan.

Palestina Anno Zero, Conflitti Globali 7

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abitare 504, July 2010

Architectural planning for a different future
Sarah Irving, The Electronic Intifada, 15 July 2010

Return to Nature, in Extra-Territoriality in the Middle East – Open Anthology, ArteEast Quarterly 12/2009

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Extra-Territoriality in the Middle East – Open Anthology
Guest Editor: Ursula Biemann

For the longest time we have thought of extra-territoriality as a designated space or status that lies outside territorial boundaries and either benefits or suffers from the suspension of jurisdiction overruling the national territory. Embassies, refugee camps, free trade zones are a few cases in point. In recent years, the number and genres of extraterritorial spaces have increased, diversified and consolidated into a dense configuration of exception and exemption that superimpose and perhaps undermine the very notion of territory. What this edition of ArteNews’s quarterly brings to light is the attempt at confining people in a bounded space always instigates a heightened desire to connect across distances and activate new forms of trans-local communication. A territory is no longer (just) a shape but also a complex system of relationships and large-scale structural networks. This issue presents innovative art, video, design and academic practices that analyze and intervene in these contested terrains and their regimes of representation. It is conceived as an open-ended anthology that can grow over time.

With contributions by Francesca Recchia, Anna Wachtmeister, Azad Shekhani, Ehsan Maleki, Ziad Turkey, Lee Wang, Oroub el-Abed, Rana El Nemr, Myriam Abdelaziz, Mona Fawaz, Marwan Ghandour, Sari Hanafi, Ismael Sheikh Hassan, Saba Innab, a-film, Ursula Biemann, Beshara Doumani, Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti, Eyal Weizman (Decolonizing Architecture), Ozayr Saloojee, Molly Eagen, Rasha Salti.

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D la repubblica della donne 648/2009

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A+ N. 214/2008 [FRA] (pdf 1,4M)
A+ s’est entretenu avec le ‘decolonizingarchitect’ Alessandro Petti et le philosophe Lieven De Cauter, commissaire de l’exposition à Bozar

A+ N. 214/2008 [NL] (pdf 1,4M)
A+ sprak met ‘decolonizingarchitect’ Alesandro Petti en fi losoof Lieven De Cauter, curator van de tentoonstelling in Bozar

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La futura arqueologia[CAT] La futura arqueología[ESP]
Roulotte 05/2009, Actar D Barcelona (pdf – 2,5 MB)

Future Archeology, Afterall, N. 20/2009 (pdf – 1,1 MB)

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Unhoming, in Considering Forgiveness, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York 2009 (pdf – 720 KB)

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New leases on life By Yotam Feldman

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Electronic Intifada. Beit Sahour reclaims military base site By Nora Barrows-Friedman

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Bozar Exhibition Visitor Guide (pdf, ~12 Mb)

Decolonizing Architecture presentation (pdf, ~14 Mb)

Living among the dead, domus 880
Informal urbanism, Alessandro Petti

PETTI, A. “Dubai Offshore Urbanism”, in Heterotopia and the City, De Cauter and Dehaene eds, Routledge London 2008, pp 287-295

PETTI, A, “Archipelagos and Enclaves” in “State of exception and Resistance in the Arab World”, Sari Hanafi ed., The Center for Arab Unity Studies, January 2010

Petti, A, Spaces in Suspension

Petti, A. Wall Architecture, Domus 900