About Ahmad Barclay

Ahmad Barclay is an architect and environmental designer based in Beirut. He is co-founder of arenaofspeculation.org, and previously worked with DAAR. His academic research has focused on practices of 'spatial resistance' in Palestine.

Articles by Ahmad Barclay

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Darian Meacham, Europe the Very Idea team Francesco Tava, Europe the Very Idea team Darian Meacham and Francesco Tava introduce this week's theme: Old ideas for a new Europe.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

On strategies of spatial resistance in Palestine

The recent international coverage of the Bab Al-Shams camp depicted the demonstrators as mirroring Israeli settler tactics by creating ‘facts on the ground’. Whilst the comparison is not unfounded, it fails to contextualize the broader politics of space operating in Palestinian struggles against Israeli occupation.

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