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Framer Framed

14 Jan 2024
13:00 - 14:00

Exhibition tour by architectural historian Samia Henni

We are happy to invite you to a lecture and tour by architectural historian Samia Henni in the context of her exhibition Performing Colonial Toxicity now on show at Framer Framed. Taking place on January 14, 2024 we will also make space for audience questions about the project, Henni’s practice and the larger process behind it.

On this last day of the exhibition Samia Henni guides us through the exhibition Performing Colonial Toxicity (2023), providing background into her seven-year research on the subject of French nuclear colonialism in the Algerian Sahara and its ongoing effects. This thought-provoking exhibition, in collaboration with If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, delves into the history of nuclear experiments in Algeria’s Sahara desert and their long-lasting effects. Through immersive multimedia ‘stations’ that feature photographs, maps, and testimonies, Samia aims to tangibly demonstrate the invisible impacts of nuclear colonialism. She also emphasizes the need for justice and accountability for those affected by nuclear testing and the importance of addressing the health of individuals exposed to radiation in contaminated environments.

Henni will also provide more insight into the connections between the different components of the project including the forthcoming publication Colonial Toxicity: Researching French Radioactive Architecture and Landscape in the Sahara (2024).

January 14, 2024, 13:00h
This event is in English and free of charge.
A donation at the door is appreciated.

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Samia Henni

Architectural historian, Exhibition-maker