Dr. Aya Nassar is broadly interested in the ways in which we maintain attachments to spaces that seem to be perpetually betraying their political promise.  Her previous research focused on the afterlives of postcolonial urban ambition by focusing incomplete archives, fragmented pasts and the materiality of the city (such as dust, holes or concrete) in Cairo, Egypt. Her current research is still interested in this broad question by thinking through the political potential of narration and storytelling. She looks into architecture, urban planning, geopoetics and aesthetics of space, with a regional focus of the Arab World.

Un-Mastering Cairo: The affective and Material Making of Postcolonial Urban spaces

Durham, London

Dr. Aya Nassar

11:30 - 12:00

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