A Common Assembly- Installation at Nottingham contemporary- DAAR- 2013

Alessandro Petti is an Italian architect, artist and educator based in Palestine.

He is the director of the programme Campus in Camps at Al Quds University, an experimental educational programme hosted in Dheisheh refugee camp Bethlehem (www.campusincamps.ps) and director of the architectural studio and art residency DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, www.decolonizing.ps), which combines research and spatial intervention. DAAR’s projects have been shown in various museums and biennales around the world.

Petti’s more recent research interests and projects revolve around the formation of spatial forms for common uses and the critical analysis of its counter forces of expropriation and domination. Latest publication the co-authered book Architecture after Revolution (Sternberg 2013).


The Public Domain:
Season 1


Spring 2014

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