Title: Spatial Encounters: Aerial Imagery, Mapping & Palestine’s Colonial Landscape
Speaker: Nadi Abusaada, PhD candidate at Cambridge University
Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Nadi Abusaada (Ph.D. cand., Cambridge University) will be speaking about his times as a UofT undergraduate student from 2012-2016 as well as his doctoral research on how colonial perspectives of Palestine have been shaped by technologies of flight and how aerial photography has contributed to the erasure of the Palestinian people and their material environments.
Nadi is currently a joint fellow at the Palestinian American Research Centre and the Palestinian Museum. His research has been featured in The Architectural Review, the International Journal of Islamic Architecture, and the Jerusalem Quarterly among other places. In 2019 he won the Ibrahim Dakkak Annual Award for Outstanding Research on Jerusalem from the Institute for Palestine Studies. He is co-founder of Arab Urbanism Magazine and a regular contributor to Palestine Square.