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Ahmad Barclay and Dena Qaddumi


Roundtable on Occupation Law: Part of the Conflict or the Solution? (Part III: Ahmed Barclay and Dena Qaddumi)

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[This is the third part of a six-part series associated with a Jadaliyya roundtable discussing the relevance of occupation law to the Palestinian-Israel conflict at this historical juncture. Participants include Darryl Li, Lisa Hajjar, Nimer Sultany, Asli Bali, Ahmed Barclay, and Dena Qaddumi. A description of the roundtable can be found here.]  As Darryl Li argues, occupation law has effectively masked the settler colonial origins of the ...

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Ahmad Barclay and Dena Qaddumi


Dena Qaddumi is an architect and urban development planner. She is co-founder of (@arenaspec). Her research interests center on participatory governance, urban citizenship and gender policy as they relate to housing, infrastructure and public space.
Ahmad Barclay is an architect and environmental designer based in London. He is co-founder of (@arenaspec), and previously worked with DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) on the 'Laboratory of Returns' project, investigating architectural models for the return of Palestinian refugees. His academic research has focused on the transformative potentials of 'spatial resistance', as summarised in "Resisting Spaciocide: Notes on the Spatial Struggle in Israel-Palestine".