Selected lectures and public events

  • “Notes on Forms of Assembly and Solidarity.” Publicness. Kosovo Architecture Festival. Public Program. May 2020
  • “2020 Talks: Fertility.” Boston Arts. April, 2020
  • “Reflecting on (kommit to) conflict: “How can we foster forms of charity, of mutual empathy, of collective responsibility and solidarity as a joint practice?” HyperWerk. Basel. SW. May 2020
  • “Pilots for Transition and Sustaining Peace. Focus area: MINUSMA.”  Advocacy and Dissemination Event. Initiated by FAST and CIC. Hosted by the Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN. Sep 10, 2019
  • î Spaces of Solidarity in times of Perpetual Crisis.î 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
  • ìCrisis Planning in the Humanitarian World.î APAís 2019 National Planning Conference in San Francisco. April 2019
  • ìBorder Ecologies and Design Activism.î Public Lecture Series. Urban Design Program. Vassar College. March 2019
  • ìDesign Activism and Spaces of Solidarity.î Constructing Realities. Public Lecture Series. The Bartlett School of Architecture. January 2019.
  • ìSpaces of Solidarity.î Arriscraft. Public Lecture Series. Waterloo Architecture. Fall 2018.
  • “Peacekeeping Missions in Urban Environments: The Legacy of UNMIL.”  Advocacy and Dissemination Event. 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: Israelís Permit Regime in the Occupied West Bank.” Panel discussion. Berggruen Institute, NYU. April 2018
  • “Border Ecologies.” Public Lecture Series. Harvard GSD, November 2017
  • “The Legacy of Peace Operations.” Keynote. Basel Peace Forum. January 2018
  • “Building Peace. The Fragile Side of Architecture.” Workshop. Basel Peace Forum. January 2018
  • “Base of the Future: Design for Legacy.” 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 Series. HNi. Rotterdam. July 2016
  • “How can European cities welcome refugees?” Public discussion. Dutch pavilion. Venice Architecture Biennale. May 2016
  • “X Agendas for Architecture.” Book launch. Dutch pavilion. Venice Architecture Biennale. May 2016
  • “Whose Side Are You On?” 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. HNi, Rotterdam. May 2016
  • “Examine Violence Through Lens of Architecture.” Public Lecture Series. 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.” Advocacy event. UN 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.” Public Lecture Series. Syracuse University School of Architecture. November 2015
  • “Reimagining Peace Mission: Legacy Scenarios for Camp Castor in Mali.” Seminar. HNi. Rotterdam. January 2015
  • “Missions and Missionaries.” Seminar. HNi, Rotterdam. November 2014
  • “Retreat.” Public event. Istanbul Design Biennale. Turkey.  November 2014
  • “The Good Cause.” Lecture. Architecture Museum. TU Munich, Germany. October 2014
  • “Activist Architecture.” Lecture. Berlage School of Architecture. Delft. The Netherlands. October 2014
  • “Political domesticities.” Panel discussion. Venice Architecture Biennale. September 2014
  • “Drone Salon.” Event curator. HNi. Rotterdam, May 2014
  • “2014-1914.  The view from above.” Exhibition Opening. HNi. Rotterdam, May 2014
  • “The legacy of UN missions.” Workshop curator. HNi, Rotterdam. March 2014
  • “Into the wild.” in Blowup innovation. Public Lecture Series. 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.” Capita Selecta. Public Lecture Series. Architecture Faculty. TU Delft. December 2011
  • “Design and conflict.” Public Lecture Series. 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.” Public Lecture. Mediamatic, Amsterdam. October 2010
  • “Urban Stories: Reading Cities. Learning from the South.” Lecture. ETH. October 2010
  • “Jank Edition: Lexicon.” Public 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  and 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 1, 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. De Balie, 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.” Workshop leader. INDESEM. Faculty of Architecture. TU Delft. June 2005
  • “One Land Two Systems.” Conference initiator. Curator. Mediamatic., Amsterdam. June 2004