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AAU Anastas

Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series

Lecture Date(s)

October 4, 2022 at 12.30pm

Speaker(s)

Elias and Yousef Anastas

Moderator(s)

Marco Bruno, Associate Professor, Masters of Fine Arts at VCUarts Qatar

Language

English

Location

The Atrium, VCUarts Qatar

Image caption: Venice Biennale 2020, ©Francesco Galli

Elias and Yousef Anastas are partners at AAU ANASTAS architects, co-founders of Local Industries, co-founders of Radio alHara and co-founders of The Wonder Cabinet.

In their lecture Generic Specificities, they will discuss the ever evolving webs that constitute the structure of their studio. Linking hyper-contextual conditions that are different a priori, to create a new strengthened global discourse, has been at the intersection of all of their practices. Systematically tracing origins, remnants, and nets of global solidarities within their shuffling practices of architecture, design, and cultural production – all based in Palestine – has been the focus of their work, which they describe as ‘global provincialism’.

Biography

Photo Credit: Archie Thomas
Photo Credit: Archie Thomas

Elias and Yousef Anastas

Architects and Designers

www.aauanastas.com
www.localindustries.org
www.radioalhara.net

@aauanastas
@localindustries
@radioalhara
@wonder.cabinet
@elias.anastas
@yousefanastas

 

Elias and Yousef Anastas are partners at AAU ANASTAS architects, co-founders of Local Industries, co-founders of Radio alHara and co-founders of The Wonder Cabinet.

The studio focuses on tying links between crafts and architecture at scales that vary from furniture design to territorial explorations. The studio has been advocating for a contemporary use of structural stone in architecture in Palestine and elsewhere. They have been particularly interested in the politics of stone use for low carbon footprint structures, more resilient cities and the more responsible exploration of quarries’ exploitation.

They have co-founded Radio alHara, a community based online radio that weaves unconventional nets of solidarities through sonic experiences. Linking hyper-contextual conditions that are different a priori, to create a new strengthened global critical discourse, has been at the intersection of all of our practices.

Most recently they have launched the Wonder Cabinet, a space based initiative in Bethlehem for cultural productions that gathers a community of artisans and artists, technical and artistic realms with the aim of producing a culture of global provincialism.

Public Programming

October 4 2022 ― 12:30 – 2 PM

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AAU Anastas: While We Wait, 2018 ©Mikaeal Burstow
AAU Anastas: While We Wait, 2018 ©Mikaeal Burstow
AAU Anastas: Amoud, Amman Design Week ©Edmund Sumner
AAU Anastas: Amoud, Amman Design Week ©Edmund Sumner

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