Algiers: Housing the Independence with Magda Maaoui

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Algiers: Housing the Independence with Magda Maaoui

Discussion in English with Magda Maaoui, PhD, on her recently released work.

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Reid Hall 4 Rue de Chevreuse 75006 Paris France

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  • 2 hours
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This discussion will take place in English.

Shed publishing | When Algeria gained its independence in 1962, the population inherited a space shaped for 132 years by the architecture of the French colonial state. In a way unprecedented in history, a people will concretely inhabit their independence by investing massively in a built environment to exclude it, or even harm it.

Anchored more particularly in Algiers, this work returns to the conditions of an urban experiment and questions the colonial component of architecture and its teaching, over time, in the French and Algerian corpus.

The result is a transdisciplinary collective reflection that dares to tackle little-treated subjects, from prison architecture to the trajectory of colonial statuary. This critical exploration of the development of Algiers intends to shed light on the practices of the city by the people who inhabit it.

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