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Please Stop Having Fun in Gaza

‘Trauma Glam’ describing the current interest architects have with operating in zones of post-conflict as an experimental laboratory…….there seems to be a basic tension between architects working to re-establish basic services and infrastructure, and architects working to re-establish identity and community, through the rebuilding of key cultural sites for instance. (Rory Hyde page 28. 2010)While talking about the architecture of the everyday in Gaza with Palestinian Architect and researcher at Oxford Brookes Salem Al Qudwa asks that organisations "please stop having fun Gaza". A comment that reminded me of Rory Hyde's book Future Practice; Conversations from the Edge of Architecture.

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