This panel discussion is part of a short programme of events by Delfina Foundation and Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman) in collaboration with Tate Modern.
Edifices built and used under colonial rule carry the ideologies and power relations, which informed their construction and use. In Bethlehem, Algiers, Johannesburg or Berlin, de-colonising the architecture of a liberated landscape is necessary to re-envision collective identities based on new geo-political terms. This process encourages both, imaginative and practical planning about the areas that already have or will be released from direct colonial control, opens up an ‘arena of speculation’ about the future of these sites and the people who inhabit them.
Panellists: Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman of decolonizing.ps, Rasha Salti, Lorenzo Pezzani and Abdoumaliq Simone (Goldsmiths University).