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'Domicide: The Killing of Home' with Ammar Azzouz

On Tuesday, May 28, De Dépendance welcomes British-Syrian architect and researcher Ammar Azzouz, author of the acclaimed Domicide: Architecture, War, and the Destruction of Home in Syria (2023).

In the current Gaza war, as many as 40% of homes have been damaged or destroyed, with more than 1.8 million people internally displaced. The destruction of more than a third of Gaza's homes is prompting international legal experts to raise the concept of 'domicide' – the mass destruction of homes to make the area uninhabitable. This concept is increasingly accepted in academia, but is not a separate crime against humanity under international law.

In his book, Azzouz draws on the pain of his hometown of Homs, Syria, and offers a blueprint for other urban conflict zones around the world. From Aleppo to Mosul, Mali to Mariupol, to the continued destruction of Gaza, cities have been the epicenter of this kind of violence.

So what is the impact of domicide on the cultural and social fabric of these societies? What is the psychological and emotional toll on individuals and communities? And how can we prevent or resist domicide, and rebuild what has been lost?

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Tue 28 May
20:00 - 22:00

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Tuesday 28 May

20:00 - 22:00
From € 6,00 tot € 10,00
Independent School for the City -  Delftsestraat 33, Centrum
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