“What is Settler Colonialism?”
Event 3: Settlement / Camp
Friday, December 1, 2023
12:00pm–2:00pm, Avery 504
Join in person or on zoom
In light of the climate at our university and in recognition of our school’s past initiatives, students across the PhD programs at GSAPP, and with the support of the Post-Conflict Cities Lab and Masaha, decided to put together a series of teach-ins that offer a space to discuss, openly and critically, the manifold intersections between settler colonialism and design. ‘What is Settler-Colonialism?’ brings together young scholars into weekly conversations that work through questions on the politics of space, the valences of technology and the composite relations at play in settlement.
Nasser Abourahme, Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College
Abourahme works between comparative colonial history, political geography, and political theory. His teaching and research interests include borders and migration; histories of encampment and carcerality; settler colonialism and race; revolution and revolt; Marxism and global Left thought; the anticolonial tradition; and the question of Palestine. He is also very interested in questions of critical pedagogy and the training of critical methods.
Anas Alkhatib, Me’mar Founder, Bard College
Anas Alkhatib is an architect, artist, and researcher—a founding member of “Architect in Camps,” a multidisciplinary grassroots architectural collective based in Dheisheh Refugee Camp. Currently a Master’s student at Bard College’s Center for Human Rights and the Arts in New York (2022-2024). His research explores the historical narratives of migration, nomadic architecture, urbanism, and spatial violence. He holds a six-year B.Eng degree in architecture from Birzeit University in Palestine (2021).
Raneem Ayyad, Me’mar Bard College
Raneem Ayyad is an architect and researcher. Her research focuses on the intersections between the built environment and heritage, with an interest in colonial, gender and economical dynamics in Palestine and post-colonial contexts. She is completing her Master’s in Human Rights and Arts at Bard College-New York (2022-2024) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Birzeit University (2021).