Damage in Gaza Strip, October 2023 - Photo by Naaman Omar Apaimages, Wiki Palestine, Creative Commons.

Israel-Hamas war: The Siege of Gaza

In the wake of the Hamas massacre in southern Israel on October 7, Israel declared war on the Gaza-based terroristic organisation. The country immediately sieged Gaza City, cutting out water, fuel and electricity – and then bombed so-called strategic targets where Hamas militants could have hidden, but also entire residential neighbourhoods, hospitals, schools, markets, and religious buildings. So far, 9.500 Palestinians have been killed.

HERE AND THERE - A PALESTINIAN COLLECTION. Vessels by Hollow Forms - Photo by Mothanna Hussein, courtesy of F ADORNO-

‘Here and there’ virtual exhibition: ADORNO shines a light on Palestinian design and crafts

Metalworking, furniture making, textiles and embroidery, glassblowing, and ceramics have been part of Palestine’s cultural identity for centuries. Today, these crafts are being reimagined by designers presenting their works at ADORNO virtual exhibition ‘Here and there: a Palestinian Collection’. All resilient as Palestine itself which is used to lockdowns, check points and curfews, says curator Dima Srouji to Archipanic.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 - Photo by Kendall McCaugherty.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019: forget boring maquettes and plunge into urban and geopolitical architecture

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 focuses on social justice, equality, and civic activism. From a memorial to gun violence victims to a Bauhaus vision for race and gender equality and an architectural forensic examination of the controversial death of an Afro-American barber killed by Chicago police.

In statu quo: structures of negotiation: Israel Pavilion @ Venice Biennale 2018 - Photo by Italo Rondinella courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

IN STATU QUO: Israel Pavilion’s exhibition at Venice Biennale 2018 unravels the Geopolitics of Holy Spaces

The busy timetable of functions of the many Christian communities sharing the Holy Sepulchre, visionary and never-realized masterplans for the Western Wall Plaza and the unique routines of a site switching from mosque to Jewish worshipping venue within 24 hours. The In Statu Quo exhibition at Israel Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 shows the fragile system of co-existence of 5 iconic holy sites.

Border Walls - View of Spanish-Moroccoan fence in Melilla

Border walls’ architecture from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

LDF 2017 - Flynn Talbot @ Victoria & Albert Museum - Copyright Edmund Sumner.

London Design Festival 2017: 6 brilliant exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum

From fluo reflections to eclectic stage designs and breathing chandeliers: 6 stunning exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2017.

Hexalite installations by Zainab Al Hashimi for Swarovski - Instagram @Tashkeel.

Dubai Design Week 2016: 7 must-see design projects and shows

From Cairo urban design scene to iridescent patterns projected on the Burj Khalifa but also a Svarovski caleidoscopic installation by Zainab Al Hashimi and bespoke furniture by emerging UAE talents. We selected 7 not-to-be-missed projects and show at Dubai Design Week 2016.