16 July | 6:30-8:30PM
Alserkal Residency Project Space (Warehouse 50)
Free and open to the public

As part of Alserkal Residency's 2018 summer programme, residents Hamed Bukhamseen + Ali Ismail Karimi (Civil Architecture) invite urbanist and author Pierre Bélanger to expand upon an ongoing theme of research which looks to dismantle the political and environmental complexes which have defined landscape in the region over the past century. 

By uncoupling territory from its colonial vision of fertile, or worked environment, the presentation (and post-lecture conversation moderated with geographer and writer Ahmad Makia) looks to imagining new ecological, social and political formations for the Middle East. 

In light of the complete bankruptcy of the architectural as a formal and political project in the Gulf, the conversation must imagine new systems, and new natures through which to pose new modes of governance and life.