1. Spaces of Liberation Conference
12 September 2013, 340, Sultan Conference Room & Stephens Hall
CMES, University of California, Berkeley
Organised by Centre of Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley In collaboration with Centre for Architecture and Design Research, SPACE, Queen’s University Belfast
9:00 am: Introductory Remarks: Prof. Nezar AlSayyad, Chair, CMES, UC Berkeley
9:30 am: “The Paradoxes of Planning & Conflict in the Divided City”
Prof. Frank Gaffikin, Queen’s University Belfast
10:00 am: “Spaces that Revolt: Spatial Practices as an Act of Resistance in Middle Eastern Cities during the Arab Spring”.
Dr. Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Queen’s University Belfast
10:30 am: “Transnational ‘Spaces of Liberation’: The Case of Arab Immigrant Networks in the Occupy Movement”
Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury, Lebanese American University
11:00 - 12:00 am: Discussion
2:00 pm: “The Perception of Tahrir Square during the First Eighteen Days of the Egyptian Revolution, an Oral History Approach”.
Ms. Randa Kaldas, The American University in Cairo
2:30 pm: “One way to Tahrir Square: State’s Injustice Towards the Conflict Over Land Ownership in Central Cairo”.
Dr. Gehan Selim, Queen’s University Belfast
3:00 pm: “From Reality to Virtuality to New Reality”
Prof. Ahmed Y. G. Rashed, The British University in Egypt
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Discussion
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