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The Struggle for Palestine
and the Architectures of Settler Colonialism

17-18 May 2024

Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre
Goldsmiths University of London
8 Lewisham Way
New Cross, SE14 6NW

Detailed information here (PDF)

Day 1 Link to follow online 

Day 2 Link to follow online
17 May 2024 Architectures of Occupation

1 9:00-19:15 Opening Remarks

19:15-21:00 Dana Erekat (online) & Eyal Weizman

18 May 2024 Settler Colonialism: Law, Psychoanalysis, Cultural Struggle

10:30-10:45 Welcome Remarks

10:45-11:30 Sai Englert

11:30-12:15 Rob Knox

14:00-14:45 Nadia Bou Ali

14:45-15:30 Abboud Hamayel

16:00-16:30 Samir Eskanda

17:00-18:00 Sultan Doughan & Barnaby Raine

Closing Remarks with GS4Palestine

Organised by Ghalya Saadawi, Manca Bajec, Adnan Madani

River Cinema
14 March 2024

A film series organised by Dr Ifor Duncan

Maddi Barber, Urpean Lurra (Land Underwater), 2019, 50 mins

In 2003, the Itoiz reservoir flooded seven villages and three nature reserves in the Pyrenees. Solidari@s with Itoiz documented the fight against its construction on video. Today, activists, former inhabitants of the area and the director of the film still dream about the region’s past and the land that remains underwater.

Sonia Levy, We Marry You, O Sea, as a Sign of True and Perpetual Dominion, 2023, 18 min 12 secs

We Marry You, O Sea, as a Sign of True and Perpetual Dominion engages with Venice and its Lagoon "from below", bringing attention to the city's submerged, life-giving, and altered bio-geomorphological processes rather than on its often-recounted political and military histories. Underwater filmmaking exposes a fractured and troubled environment that complicates mainstream historical narratives that start above the water's surface.

Imani Jacqueline Brown, What Remains at the Ends of the Earth? 2022, 11 mins 29 secs

What remains at the ends of the earth? investigates the intersecting histories of land inhabited by Black Louisianans, and the vast network of fossil fuel infrastructure that overlays these sites today. It aims to bring visibility to the ways fossil fuel production inherits the racist spatial, economic, and environmental logics imposed by slavery. 

Screening: Al Jaar Qabla al Daar
21 November 2024

الجار قبل الدار

“The Neighbour before the House” is a series of video probes into the landscape of East Jerusalem. Shot with a CCTV security camera, these images show that before and after  instrumental "surveillance", there is inquisitiveness, jest, memory, desire and doubt that pervades the project of watching. In these specific times and places, camera movements and live commentary become ways in which Palestinian residents evaluate what can be seen, and speak about the nature of their distance from others.
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Key Work: Lawrence Abu Hamdan on “Cross Border Crimes”
24 January 2023

Cross Border Crimes: a discussion with Lawrence Abu Hamdan of his most recent investigation Air Pressure and a screening of his latest film 45th Parallel. 

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is a Private Ear, listening to, with and on behalf of people affected by corporate, state, and environmental violence. Abu Hamdan's work has been presented in the form of forensic reports, lectures and live performances, films, publications, and exhibitions all over the world. He received his PhD from the CRA in 2017 and has held fellowships and professorships at the University of Chicago, the New School, New York and most recently at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz where he developed his research AirPressure.info

Key Work: Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen and Daisy Hildyard
17 January 2023

Artists Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen and author Daisy Hildyard will talk about their work and workings. In this lecture / screening / reading, they will attempt to disentangle threads of raw materials, infection, global supply chains, reproduction, gambling and a fungus that eats compact discs.

This lecture is co-hosted between the Critical Ecologies research stream and the Centre for Research Architecture.