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Event Series Event Series: They Are Shooting at Our Shadows

March 4 @ 1:00 pm

Panelists: Zaid Shuaibi, Nour AbuZaid, and Majd Shehabi, Helga Tawil-Souri, Ali H.Musleh

Moderator: Gina Dent and Jumana Abbas

This event is organized by Al-Haq FAI Unit as part of the programming for They Are Shooting at Our Shadows, their debut exhibition.

This event is online. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Zaid Shuaibi is the Arab World and Palestine Coordinator for the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Nour AbuZaid is an architect and advanced researcher at Forensic Architecture, conducting spatial research and creating computational tools for automation and visualisation. In her role as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) liaison, she teaches FA research methodologies to collaborators in the region. She works on developing publicly accessible (web-based) research tools to disseminate to non-expert actors on the ground and support grassroots activism.

Majd Shehabi is a systems design engineer, based in Beirut. He works with a wide range of academic and cultural institutions and archives in the region to build openness into their information systems. His most recent project is Palestine Open Maps, a platform for open sourcing historical maps of Palestine.

Helga Tawil-Souri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU. Helga’s work deals with spatiality, technology, infrastructure and politics in the Middle East, with a focus on contemporary Palestine.

 Ali H. Musleh is the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University. His research explores how weapons make the worlds of war we inhabit. At CPS, he is working on his first book manuscript, To What Abyss Does This Robot Take the Earth, on the automation of settler colonialism in Palestine. Musleh is also Associate Researcher at the Hawaiʻi Research Center for Futures Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UH-M).