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Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal with Isshaq Al Barbary, Husam Abu Salem, Elsa Koehler, Sandy Rishmawi. Photographic Dossier by Luca Capuano

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DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) was founded in 2007 with the aim of gathering architects, artists, activists, urbanists, filmmakers, and curators to work collectively on issues of politics and architecture. Today DAAR develops theoretically ambitious and practically engaged research projects related to the struggle for justice and equality. Its latest publication, Permanent Temporariness (2019), is a book, a catalogue, and an archive that accounts for fifteen years of research, experimentation, and creation marked by an inner tension and a visionary drive that rethinks itself through collective engagement. DAAR has participated in the Venice Biennale (2003, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015), the Istanbul Biennial (2009), Home Works Beirut (2010), the Bienal de São Paulo (2014), the Asian Art Biennial (2015), the Marrakesh Biennial (2016), and Qalandiya International (2016). Major retrospectives of their work were inaugurated at New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery (2018) and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2019).

Established 2007, Beit Sahour, Palestine