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“The sidewalk was like a mirror Now, a sanitation worker collects the bodies of dead people […] My memories died yesterday But a tree smiling in Abu Nuwas has enlivened them” – Iraqi poet Fadhil Abbas. This essay examines the ways in which the political circumstances of post-invasion Iraq have shaped the social and spatial realities of Baghdad’s key urban spaces, particularly Abu Nuwas Street. Since its American occupation in 2003, Baghdad has ...Keep Reading »
Yaseen Raad is an Iraqi urban planner and researcher. His research deals with issues of militarization and public space in Baghdad. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Baghdad and a master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the American University of Beirut.