Selected lectures and public events

  • ” Spaces of Solidarity in times of Perpetual Crisis.” Panel discussion at the International Conference of Critical Geography 8th ICCG 2019 in Athens. In PERMANENT CRISIS? Uneven Development, Everywhere War and Radical Praxis. April, 2019.
  • “Crisis Planning in the Humanitarian World.” Panel discussion at APA’s 2019 National Planning Conference in San Francisco. April, 2019.
  • “Border Ecologies and Design Activism.” Lecture Series Urban Design Program, Vassar College. March, 2019.
  • “Design Activism and Spaces of Solidarity.” Lecture in Constructing Realities Lecture Series, Spring 2019. The Bartlett School of Architecture. January, 2019.
  • “Spaces of Solidarity.” Lecture in Arriscraft Lecture Series. Waterloo Architecture. Fall 2018.
  • “Peacekeeping Missions in Urban Environments: The Legacy of UNMIL.” Presentation. United Nations HQ, NYC. May 2018.
  • “The Environmental Impacts of UN Peace Operations.” Policy-paper launch, presentation and panel discussion. International Peace Institute, NYC. April 2018.
  • “Peacekeeping, and Sustaining Peace, through the lens of Urban Planning and Development.” Workshop and presentation. IPK, NYU. April 2018.
  • “Urbanistas. Bringing the Female Perspectives Forward.” Panel discussion. Vera List Center for Arts and Politics. The New School. April 2018.
  • “Living Emergency: Israel’s Permit Regime in the Occupied West Bank” by Yael Breda: A book presentation and conversation. Respondent. Berggruen Institute, NYU. April 2018.
  • “BLUE. The Legacy of UN Peace Operations.” Lecture. Harvard GSD. November 2017.
  • “Border Ecologies.” Public Lecture Series. Harvard GSD, November 2017.
  • “The Legacy of Peace Operations.” Keynote. Basel Peace Forum. January, 2018.
  • “Building Peace. The Fregile Side of Architecture.” Workshop and Panel Discussion. Basel Peace Forum. January, 2018.
  • “Base of the Future: Design for Legacy.” Curating a Breakout Session. 2017 Future Force Conference. The Hague. February 2017.
  • “Sustaining Peace in an Urban World.” Presentation. United Nations HQ, NYC. December, 2016.
  • “BLUE: Architecture of UN Peacekeeping Missions.” Presentation. In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. November 2016.
  • “Design and Activism. Contested territories and spaces of intervention.” Lecture. Parsons. The New School. November 2016.
  • “The Architecture of War and Peace.” Midsummer night lecture. Academy of Architecture. Amsterdam University of the Arts. July 2016.
  • “Reflecting on Venice: Design Positions at the Front.” Thursday Night Lecture. The New Institute. Rotterdam. July 2016.
  • “How can European cities welcome refugees?” Public discussion. Dutch pavilion. Venice Architecture Biennale. May 2016.
  • “X Agendas for Architecture.” Book launch and discussion. Dutch pavilion. Venice Architecture Biennale. May 2016.
  • “Whose Side Are You On?” Discussion. Dutch pavilion. Venice Architecture Biennale. May, 2016.
  • “Drone. UNMANNED.” Book launch and a discussion. Dutch pavilion. Venice Architecture Biennale. May 2016.
  • “BLUE: Architecture of UN Peacekeeping Missions.” Opening speech. Dutch pavilion. Venice Architecture Biennale. May 2016.
  • “Reporting from Mali.” Lecture. Thursday Night Lecture series. Het Nieuwe Instituut. Rotterdam. May 2016.
  • “Examine Violence Through Lens of Architecture.” Lecture. The University of Kentucky’s Gaines Center for the Humanities, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Design. February 2016.
  • “Blue: Islands in Cities.” Presentation at the Global Peacekeeping Alliances meeting. United Nations HQ NYC. January 2016.
  • “Architecture and Conflict: The Unrecognized Palestinian Villages in Israel.” Lecture. The Cooper Union. November 2015.
  • “Architecture and Conflict.” Lecture. Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU. November, 2015.
  • “Architecture and Conflict: Visualizing Conflict and Designing Interventions.” Lecture. School of Architecture. Syracuse University. November 2015.
  • “Reimagining the peacekeeping mission: legacy scenarios for Camp Castor in Mali.” Workshop curator and presenter. Het Nieuwe Instituut. Rotterdam. January 2015.
  • “Missions and Missionaries.” Seminar curator and presenter. Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. November 2014.
  • “Retreat.” Panel discussion. Istanbul Design Biennale. Turkey.  November 2014.
  • “The Good Cause.” Design and activism. Lecture. The Architecture Museum. TU Munich, Germany. October 2014.
  • “Activist Architecture.” Lecture and round-table discussion. Berlage School of Architecture. Delft. The Netherlands. October 2014.
  • “Political domesticities.” Panel discussion. Venice Architecture Biennale. September 2014.
  • “Drone Salon.” Curator and presenter. Het Nieuwe Instituut. Rotterdam, May 2014.
  • “2014-1914 and the view from above.” Exhibition Openning. Het Nieuwe Instituut. Rotterdam, May 2014.
  • “The legacy of  UN missions.” Workshop curator and presenter. Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. March 2014.
  • “Into the wild.” in Blowup innovation. Workshop and lecture. V2 Institute, Rotterdam. November 2013.
  • “Architecture and conflict, Isreal-Palestine.” Lecture. GSD Harvard University. April 2013.
  • “Seamless Territory.” Lecture. GSAAP, Studio-X NY. Columbia University. April 2013.
  • “Architecture and Conflict.” Lecture. Studio General. Wageningen University. January 2012.
  • “History, collective memory and politics: engagement and architecture.” Lecture in Capita Selecta, Architecture Faculty. TU Delft. December 2011.
  • “Design and conflict.” Lecture in Capita Selecta, Zuiderkerk. Amsterdam. April 2011.
  • “Atlas of the Conflict, Israel-Palestine.” Book presentation. Princeton University. November 2010.
  • “Atlas of the Conflict, Israel-Palestine” in Productive disagreement Series. Book launch and conversation. Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC. November 2010.
  • “Mapping for change.” Lecture. Mediamatic, Amsterdam. October 2010.
  • “Urban Stories: Reading Cities. Learning from the South.” Lecture. ETH. October 2010.
  • “Jank Edition: Lexicon.” Event. Lecture and conversation. Publication Studio. Portland. June 2010.
  • “Ideological planning.” in Toward Just Metropolis. Lecture. Berkeley University. June 2010.
  • “Green Zone Red Zone, Baghdad – The Hague.” Lecture. Gemak. The Hague. January 2009.
  • “Faculties of architecture, archiphonix.” Public conversation Dutch pavilion. Venice Architecture Biennale. August 2008.
  • “One Land Two Systems and Platform Paradise.” Curator series of public events and presentations. Ein Hawd. Israel . July-August, 2008.
  • “World Up. Rebellious Cartography.” Lecture in FEST, Sardinia. Italy. June 2007.
  • “Resourcefulness, developing alternative planning strategies in Post Soviet landscape” Workshop. The State Academy of Fine Arts. Tbilisi. Georgia.  February 2007.
  • “Displacement and reconstruction in the South Caucasus.” Lecture. Rietveld Academy. Amsterdam. February 2007.
  • “Reconstruction of Memory.” Lecture and seminar curator. DeBalie, Amsterdam. February 2007.
  • “One Land Two Systems and discriminatory planning policies.” Seminar curator and presenter. De Balie, Amsterdam. February 2006.
  • “Archive of Displacement.” Lecture. Mozeshuis, Amsterdam. December 2005.
  • “Planning and politics.” INDESEM. Workshop leader. Faculty of Architecture. TU Delft. June 2005.
  • “One Land Two Systems.” Conference initiator and curator. Mediametic, Amsterdam. June 2004