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Exhibition | Ground Truth: Testimonies of Destruction and Return in Al-Araqib

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Exhibition on the Palestinian Bedouin villages in the Naqab/Negev: Joint project of Al-Araqib committee, Zochrot and Forensic Architecture (Goldsmiths University, UK)

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The Center for Palestine Studies, in partnership with the NGO Zochrot and the Italian Academy, will host a three-week-long exhibition on the theme of Bedouin ownership of Negev lands and the ongoing Israeli state campaign to uproot the Palestinian Bedouin from the northern threshold of the desert.

Given the recent and ongoing rejection of the Bedouins’ legal claims and the recurring brutal destruction of “unrecognized villages” such as Al-Araqib, the exhibitions examines the conditions for the production of truth in a neocolonial age through oral testimonies and memories, aerial photography, studies by Negev researchers and historical maps to offer an alternative conceptual horizon on civil society’s ability to re-appropriate its truth.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an afternoon symposium on October 11th, 2018. Information here.

This event is co-sponsored by Studio-X Amman at Columbia GSAPP and Columbia Global Centers | Amman, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for Humanities, and Department of Religion.

A joint project of Al-Araqib Popular Committee, Zochrot and Forensic Architecture (Goldsmiths University, UK).

Curator: Debby Farber, Zochrot
Principal Investigator: Prof. Eyal Weizman (Forensic Architecture), Project coordinator: Ariel Caine (Forensic Architecture)
Al-Araqib Committee: Nūri al-Uqbi, Sheikh Sayah al-Tūri, Aziz al-Tūri, Ahmad Abu Mdigam, Salim Abu Mad'im, Awad Abu- Freih, Sabah al-Tūri, Mariam Abu Mdigam