On the occasion of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale, (22 May to 21 November 2021), the Stockholm-based, artist and architectural collective DAAR – Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, will present a new installation in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini entitled Stateless Heritage. The intervention is part of the ongoing body of work that challenges dominant western conceptions of heritage. Accompanying the art installation is a book nomination dossier which attempts to deactivate the claims of objectivity and universalism contained in the conventions followed by UNESCO in determining World Heritage status; the book presents different narratives that do not fit within such statist discourse, reorienting heritage towards non-hegemonic forms of life and collective memory.
Here an informal conversation with Sven-Olov Wallenstein.
Common Assembly: Refugee Heritage Nomination
May 14, 6pm-7.30pm CET
On the seventy-third commemoration of the ongoing Nakba, May 14, 2021, the Common Assembly of the Stateless Nations and their allies, will discuss the nomination to recognize Dheisheh refugee camp and the forty-four villages as World Heritage Sites.
The nomination book-dossier of Dheisheh refugee camp and the forty-four village of origin is available HERE.
ArchiRadio #3: Decolonizing Architecture 02/02/2021
Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti, Lesley Lokko and Black History Month Belgium
Speciale Quadriennale di Roma #9, 23/12/2020 on Rai Radio Play Non solo performing arts (in Italian)
Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti and Isabella Costabile
POSITIONS #4, Van Abbemuseum, 01/12/2018 – 28/04/2019, Curators: Charles Esche, Diana Franssen Four artists in dialog: Gluklya, Naeem Mohaiemen and Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti
PERMANENT TEMPORARINESS at NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery
Al Madhafah is a project by DAAR: Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti in collaboration with Yasmeen Mahmoud, Ibrahim Muhammad Haj Abdulla, and Ayat Al-Turshan.
Living Room, a short film about the first phase of the project directed by Ana Naomi de Sousa, was commissioned by ArkDesk, Stockholm, with the support of Public Art Agency Sweden.
Refugee Heritage Public Discussion II, Documenta Kassel, August 12, 2017
Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Jad Tabet, Isshaq Al-Barbary, Mohammed Allahham, Rasha Salti, Paul B. Preciado
PERMANENT TEMPORARINESS / REFUGEE HERITAGE – Part II
Refugee Heritage Public Discussion I, eflux New York, February 24, 2017
Suad Amiry, Thomas Keenan, Jorge Otero-Pailos, and Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal, Nikolaus Hirsch.
BOOK LAUNCH, PERMANENT TEMPORARINESS, School of Architecture at Lund University,20 MARCH 2019
Book presentation, Tate Modern in London, June 2014, participants: DAAR in conversation with Ilan Pappe and Okwui Enwezor. audio file here
Common Assembly: Deterritorializing the Palestinian Parliament is a long-term project to think through and conceive spaces for political participation, decision and action for all Palestinians.
Lecture at the New School in New York, Nov. 17th 2014
Discussants and Q&A
Three Scenarios – lecture by Alessandro Pettii
Deparcelization – lecture by Alessandro Petti
Gaza – lecture by Sandi Hilal
Oush Grab – lecture by Alessandro Petti
Ungrounding – lecture by Eyal Weizman
Unhoming – lecture by Eyal Weizman
Dan Rycroft and Paul Young respond to The future archeology of Israel’s colonization
Intervista di Guido Piccoli a Alessandro Petti per la Radiotelevisione svizzera
3d videos by Armin Linke and Francesco Mattuzzi
In Ramallah, comment by Nasser Abourahme
In Psagot, comment by Eyal Weizmann
In Oush Grab, comment by Sandi Hilal