# STUDENTS /// Profaning Colonial Architecture. Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti at Columbia November10th

Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, the two founders of Decolonizing Architecture (with Eyal Weizman) will be presenting their work at Columbia University on November 10th (at 6:30pm). Their lecture entitled Profaning Colonial Architecture will introduce their strategy of re-using abandoned Israeli settlements in the West Bank for the future new state of Palestine. Their projects are therefore based on a pretty optimistic scenario (Israel leaving the West Bank (1) without destroying their own settlements as they did in Gaza (2)) but as said in a BBC article that a reader just sent to me, the colonization’s impact on land is such that it can now be considered almost as irreversible which make Decolonizing Architecture’s projects even more important.
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