Hot Air Balloons

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

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

Hot Air Balloons
Hot Air Balloons

Dr. Aya Nassar

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.

Durham, London

11:30 - 12:00