28 maart Amsterdam Lecture Borders and boundaries: the contest for Jerusalem

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Lecture by Nayrouz Abu Hatoum
With a response by Dina Zbeidy

Time:19:30-21:00. Entrance from 19:00

Place: CREA   Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, Amsterdam

Entrance is free. Please register by sending an email to info@leonhardwoltjer-stichting.nl.

Jerusalem is at the heart of Palestinian and Israeli nationalisms. The 1967 Israeli military occupation imprinted a long-lasting political, social and urban transformation in the city. Between Israeli state discourses of unification and policies of segregation, the city fell into an abyss of contradictions. This lecture explores these contradictions through the historical trajectory of the city as seen from the point of view of its marginalized Palestinian communities. The lecture also maps out Palestinians’ resistance through dwelling practices as a means to claim the city.

Nayrouz Abu Hatoum is an anthropologist and a visiting fellow in the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University. Her doctoral research explored both Palestinian and Israeli relationships to the bordered and violent landscapes in Palestine. Her current research examines urban dwelling practices among Palestinians in Jerusalem. Her work has been published in Queering Urban Justice: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto (2018), Visual Anthropology Review Journal (2017), and Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance (2014).

The program will be moderated by Dr. Peter Malcontent (Utrecht University).

This event is organized by the Leonhard-Woltjer Foundation