DisOrientalism by LEFT
First Prize Winner for the Ideas Competition of an Arab Cultural Center in Washington DC, 2005
[…] (dis)Orientalism assumes the arbitrary borders and the territorialization drawn up by western colonialism on the ‘Arab’ region as its starting point. It then deforms and inflates these lines, constructing planes and spaces of continuity and exchange from corner to corner.
Like a miniature painting found in old cartographic manuscripts, (dis)Orientalism has an indivisible whole (in terms of colors and composition that offers a matrix of interior spatial organizations rich with overlaps, permeability and connectivity. […]