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Mona Damluji


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[Model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Opera House,

City of Mirages: Baghdad 1952-1982. The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, 22 February – 5 May 2012. City of Mirages: Baghdad 1952-1982 is an exhibit of design work produced by world-famous architects and firms for the booming Iraqi capital during the mid-twentieth century. Beginning from the year that the Iraq Development Board was established to channel seventy percent of state oil revenues into modernizing schemes for national development, the ...

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Witnessing the Censored Exhibit: "A Child's View from Gaza"

[Image from the exhibit

A Child’s View from Gaza. 917 Washington Street, Oakland, CA. Currently on view. A Child’s View from Gaza, a traveling exhibit of the artwork of Palestinian children living in the Gaza Strip, opened in downtown Oakland, California this week as scheduled, despite the fact that the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland (MOCHA) canceled their agreement to house the project this Fall. After the news on September 8 that Zionist groups had successfully pressured MOCHA’s Board ...

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Mona Damluji


Mona Damluji is Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Diversity and Director of The Markaz: Resource Center at Stanford University. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Her current book project is a study of cultural infrastructures of oil in the Middle East.