Dr. Anwar Jaber: Palestine and the Politics of Architecture

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The Pixel Traces Studio at Waterloo Architecture is very pleased to invite Dr. Anwar Jaber for a talk on the ongoing condition of Palestine today as well as her research on the politics of Palestinian cities.

Dr. Anwar Jaber is an interdisciplinary scholar and Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture interested in the cultural and socio-political role of architecture, especially in cities experiencing extreme conflicts.  She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge in the UK with a thesis titled The Paradox of Ramallah: An Investigation into Palestine’s Political and National Architecture and Urban Topography Since 1995. The thesis spatially investigates the emerging political and national buildings in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, built by the Palestinian government under their state-building project. It offers a new architectural and urban analysis of the physical transformation of the city within the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the Palestinian struggle to establish a state. Dr Jaber is a licensed architect in Jordan and Palestine and worked as an architect and urban planner in Jerusalem. 

Pixel Traces is a fourth-year studio led by Omar Ferwati and Anne Bordeleau. In this studio, we work to first identify then respond to traces and processes of violence (or resistance to it) and its effects in the natural and built environment.