Delfina Foundation and Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR) have collaborated on residencies and public programming with artists and architects who have critical spatial practices.
Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman) arose from a need to open up an ‘arena of speculation’ about the future of Palestine. This architectural studio and art residency programme based in Beit Sahour, Palestine combines conceptual speculations and pragmatic spatial interventions, discourse and collective learning. DAAR explores possibilities for the reuse, subversion and profanation of actual structure of domination: from evacuated military bases to the transformation of refugee camps, from uncompleted governmental structures to the remains of destroyed villages.
Delfina Foundation and DAAR’s collaborations have engaged artists and architects whose work involves critical spatial practice to carry out independent research and/or interventions. The residencies have been structured around the following working methodologies: discussions, publications, exhibitions, seminar/lecture series, collaborative work and site visits.