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Critical humanitarianism talk series 2013

Through this series of talks we raise some of the difficult ethical and political questions about humanitarian work and its relation to power encountered by architects volunteering for charities or working for NGOs in the development sector.

Palestinian Regeneration Team (PART):

Nasser Golzari, Yara Sharif and Murray Fraser

The speakers in this talk, Nasser Golzari and Yara Sharif, will provide and insight into their efforts as PART to find ways to enact spatial change in Palestine where the map is becoming ever more fragmented.

While searching for possibilities to heal the fractures caused by occupation, speakers will share a journey of critical reflection about their experience of working on ‘live’ projects with NGOs and the local community.

All are welcome. There is no need to register for this event, please just turn up on the day.

Murray Fraser
Professor of Architecture and Global Culture
Vice-Dean of Research for the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment

Nasser Golzari
Architect and Principal Partner in Golzari-NG Architects
Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and Oxford Brookes University

Yara Sharif
Architect Partner in Golzari - NG Architects
Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University

Miriam Ozanne
Services Engineer works with Arup Engineers developing sustainability strategies for PART’s projects in Palestine.

Image: Beit Iksa animation ‘The Kite that Caught a Mountain’