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Samia Henni




Architecture of Counterrevolution
Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, South Africa,
April 19, 2018.


Planning Instabilities: Monnet, Marshall, and Constantine Plans
In Structural Instabilities: History, Environment, and Risk in Architecture, PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, April 5, 2018.


From Counterrevolution to Counterinsurgency
Intra-Disciplinary Seminar, The Cooper Union, April 2, 2018.


Designing for the "milieu féminin": France's Attempts to Keep Algerian Women Away from Islamic Customs
Aga Khan Program Lecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, March 9, 2018.


France's Trans-Mediterranean Oppressions: Migration, Death and Architecture
In Crossing the Mediterranean: Migration, Death and Culture, Cornell Institute for European Studies, Cornell University, February 27, 2018.


Architecture of Counterrevolution
The New Institute, Rotterdam, December 21; EHESS, Paris, December 20; Archive Kabinett, December 19; ETH Zurich, December 18, 2017. [Book presentations]


How to Work with Propaganda Photographs? Architecture and the French Army in Algeria
Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, April 25, 2017.


Camps de Regroupement:
French Military Forced Displacements in Algeria, 1954-1962

Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference, Session "Spaces of Displacement" Chaired by Irit Katz and Felipe Hernandez, University of Strathclyde, Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, June 7-11, 2017.


Vers une dé-propagande des archives militaires : mais ou se trouve donc l'architecture?
Laboratoire InVisu, CNRS/INHA, Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Paris, March 21, 2017.


From Camps, Homes, Borders, and Laws
Sorry We're Open (a week long program that unravels histories, stories and memories of migration and social exclusion in the Schinkelbuurt and Hoofddorppleinbuurt neighborhood in Amsterdam South) organized by the Side Room at the Teatro Munganga, Amsterdam, September 23, 2016.


Why Does Algeria Need a Pavilion More Than Ever? On Retelling Stories, Rewriting Histories and Researching Architecture
As part of the exhibition "Something to Generate From" curated by Madrassa Collective. Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark, June 17, 2016.


French Planning Bureaucrats in Algeria: de Gaulle's Mass Housing Regulations, 1959-1963
European Architectural History Network: Fourth International Meeting, Session "A Question of 'Shared Culture' or of  '(Selective) Borrowing(s)'? Twentieth-Century Colonial Public Works Departments Seen From a Transnational Perspective" Chaired by Johan Lagae and Ana Vaz Milheiro, Dublin, Irland, June 2-4, 2016.


From Habitat Musulman to de Gaulle's Cells in French Algeria
Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference, Session "Post-war Architecture and African Legacy: Which Tradition?" Chaired by Elisa Dainese, Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA, USA, April 6-10, 2016.


Migration and Housing in Postwar France
Chair of Prof. Guenter Vogt, Institute of Landscape Architecture, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, October 4, 2015.


Interview with Maristella Casciato on Planning Chandigarh
Organized by gta Archives and moderated by Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder, Centre Le Corbusier, Zurich, Switzerland, September 30, 2015.


Introduction to "La Haine", directed by Mathieu Kassovitz (1995)
Filmreihe on Mass Housing, organized by doctoral fellows, gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, March 04, 2015.


Press Architecture: Unclassified Buildings in Algeria (1958-1962)
The Mosaic Rooms, London, United Kingdom, June 26, 2014.
http://www.mosaicrooms.org/


How did General de Gaulle Express his Spatial 'Resurrection' in French Algeria?
Doctoral Colloquium, gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, May 27, 2014.


On the Spatial Order of Military Laws. The Case of the French Army in Algeria
Seminar, Law and Order in Architecture. Chair of Prof. Andreas Tönnesmann, gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, May 8, 2014.


On and Around Research: Question, Questioning, and Questionability
Curatorial Knowledge Seminar, Goldsmiths, London, United Kingdom, May 2, 2014.


French Versus Spanish Colonial Spaces and Powers in North Africa
With Leire Vergara.
Curatorial Knowledge Seminar, Goldsmiths, London, United Kingdom, March 13, 2014.
http://www.ck.kein.org/


On the Architecture of the Modern Warfare
Roaming Research Academy/ Travelling Communique: From Belgrade, September 5, 1961. By Doreen Mende.
Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, The Netherlands, January 7-8, 2014.
http://www.dutchartinstitute.eu/


Two Vocabularies in Contact: an Inventory of Terms and Images that Interrupt Each Other
With Leire Vergara.
Arteypensamiento, Sobre Capital y Territorio, International University of Andalucia (UNIA), Sevilla, Spain, December 2, 2013.
http://www.unia.es/


On Spatial Manifestations of Modern Warfare in Rural Algeria (1954-1962)
Doctoral Colloquium, gta, D-ARCH, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Decemebr 17, 2013.


Does Culture Enable National Reconciliation? Algerian Post-Civil War Creative Economy
5th European Conference on African Studies: African Dynamics in a Multipolar World.
Panel: Designing African Creative Cities. Convened by Dr. Jenny Fatou Mbaye.
Center of African Studies - ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal, June 29, 2013.
http://www.ecas2013/


Respondent to Tension in Utopia's Return? Borderlines, Agency and Transformation in Global Art and Architecture
First Public Meeting of the Art and Architecture History Assembly (AAHA), ETH Zurich, Switzerland, May 3, 2013.
http://www.artarchitectureassembly.org/


Habitat versus Habitus: 'Centres de Regroupement' in Algeria
ETH Global Colloquium: Selected Aspects of Sustainable Development, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, April 23, 2013.


The Imaginary Algiers
Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, MArch in Urban Design, London, United Kingdom, April 15, 2013.


Discussing Research in Architecture with Artists
University of the Arts, ZHdK, Zurich, Switzerland, March 28, 2013.


How Did the Algerian War Transform Algerian Geograpphies?
Library Werner Oechslin, Einsiedeln, Switzerland, March 27, 2013.


Algiers: Three Essential Controversies: Le Corbusier, Roland Simounet, Fernand Pouillon (1930-1958)
ESALA Research Seminar, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, November 2, 2012.


1830-2012: Transformative Colonial and Postcolonial Operations in Algiers
Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, November 1, 2012.


The challenge of Smart Cities: Potential or Danger in Developing Countries?
Turin Smart City Festival in collaboration with Fondazione Rosselli and SMART Planning, Turin, Italy, May 30, 2012.


Annotations on the Code of Algerian 'El Houma'. Un Mot qui tient Lieu aux Lieux
5th African Perspectives Conference, Casablanca, Morocco, November 3-5, 2011.