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May 4, 2017

Image by Artist Tulio pinto

"The situation of the refugee, displaced persons and asylum seekers in the world today has a double particularity: it represents an extreme relegation, and provokes the emergence of political subjects in equally extreme form. There is an inte...

May 4, 2017

At Last a realistic chance for new life, the Cardross site is now championed by NVA, A very interesting and dynamic practice developed to engage participants physically and creatively in redefining urban and rural landscapes. NVA which is an acronym of ‘nacionale vitae...

May 2, 2017

“The major effect of the ‘panopticon’ is to induce in the inmate a state of consciousness and permanent visibility that assures the automatic functioning of power” (Michel Foucault - McCahill and Finn, 2014)

Are we creative in the face of wartime violence?

It may seem an...

May 2, 2017

"Ponte has come to symbolise the rise and fall and rise again of South Africa’s commercial capital. It is part of an inner-city renaissance in recent years that has seen previous no-go areas turned into gourmet food markets, artists’ studios and trendy apartments" Davi...

May 1, 2017

Why build new meaningless structures to house the local Precariat ?

The Buildings at Risk Register has been in operation in Scotland since 1990 in response to a concern at the growing number of listed buildings and buildings in 'Conservation Areas' that were vacant...

May 1, 2017

Radical Reconstruction: an interpretation of the drawings, words and ideas of Lebbeus Woods

Lebbeus Woods explores issues that deal with the design of systems in crisis: Where the order of the existing is being confronted by the order of the new.

His designs are politica...

A landscape is a complex system, similar to the human body. An organism that is affected by all of life’s effect. It breathes, grows, breeds and dies. It has the ability to memorize , to feel excitement as well as tiredness and disappointment. A system that due to...

May 1, 2017

...........Hallak is among several activists and academics who have long argued that any project to rebuild the city center should aim to bring original residents back in an effort to stimulate post-war reconciliation over a profit-making enterprise. But she has lowere...

May 1, 2017

Aleppo is one of the oldest cities in the world and has been rebuilt many times before. We will dive into history and the elements that make Aleppo, a distinct city with AlHakam Shaar from The Aleppo Project and Dutch Historian Geert Mak. Then we look into historical e...

April 15, 2017

The idea of the West Bank Wall being considered as a possible world heritage site is for many, ludicrous and needlessly provocative.

However, this notorious structure which controversially separates land and communities in Israel and Palestine has huge cultural signific...

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F.M.H..... MLitt Peace & Conflict, Msc Architectural Conservation BA (Hons) Int. Architecture; MCSD, PgC TLHE

F.M.H is a Post-conflict, consultant - Specializing in Social Cohesion, DDR, Memorialization, Architectural Conservation, Housing Land and Property (HLP) issues.

Currently: Flood / Vulnerable Communities Project, Mexico City.

Past work: Africa, South East Asia, Israel & EU

Past IOM Work: Iraq Transition and Recovery

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Office: UK, Scotland
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Centres and Sites 

+ Funambulist  

+ Forensic Architecture London 

Global Justice Academy, Edinburgh  

PIRO Oslo 

+ DPIR Uni of Oxford 

+ Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS)

+ CSTPV Uni  of St Andrews


+ Centre for Development and Emergency Practice Oxford Brooks

+ Space Group Heriot-Watt University

+ Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit - York

+ Post Conflict Research Center 

““whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it. To be at all - to exist in any way – is to be somewhere, and to be somewhere is to be in some kind of place”.


"No one therefor  can conceive anything, but they must conceive it in some place”.