About the Speaker
Sandi Hilal is an architect, artist, and educator. She has developed a research and project-based artistic practice that is both theoretically ambitious and practically engaged in the struggle for justice and equality.
Currently, she serves as the Co-Director of DAAR, Decolonizing Architecture Art Research, an architectural and art collective that she co-founded in 2007 with Alessandro Petti and Eyal Weizman, in Beit Sahour, Palestine. Additionally, she is a Visiting Architecture Professor at Lund University. In 2012, along with Alessandro Petti, she founded Campus in Camps, an experimental educational program in the Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem. Her latest publications include “Refugee Heritage” (2021) and “Permanent Temporariness” (2019). In 2023, Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal were awarded the Golden Lion for Best Participation at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, in recognition of their long-standing commitment to deep political engagement with architectural and learning practices of decolonization in Palestine and Europe.