Loudreaders Session 47

Samia Henni


Wednesday, Feabruary 21, 2024 1:00pm CT / 8pm CET
Part of ACSA Equity Series

Download readings and books below:

Samia Henni, ed. War Zones (gta papers),  
Samia Henni, Architecture of Counterrevolution The French Army in Northern Algeria (gta papers)
Samia Henni, Jerboasite: Naming French Radioactive Matter in the Sahara (E-Flux Architecture)
Samia Henni, Oil, Gas, Dust: From the Sahara to Europe, (E-Flux Architecture)
Samia Henni, ed. Deserts Are Not Empty, (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City). Introduction in excerpt.

Samia Henni is a historian of the built, destroyed and imagined environments. She is the author of the multi-award-winning Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (gta Verlag 2017, 2022, EN; Editions B42, 2019, FR), and Colonial Toxicity: Rehearsing French Radioactive Architecture and Landscape in the Sahara (If I Can’t Dance, Framer Framed, edition fink, 2024), and the editor of Deserts Are Not Empty (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2022) and War Zones (gta Verlag, 2018). She is also the maker of exhibitions, such as Performing Colonial Toxicity (Framer Framed, If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam, 2023–04), Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria (Zurich, Rotterdam, Berlin, Johannesburg, Paris, Prague, Ithaca, Philadelphia, Charlottesville, 2017–22), Archives: Secret-Défense? (ifa Gallery, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, 2021), and Housing Pharmacology (Manifesta 13, Marseille, 2020). Samia received her PhD in the history and theory of architecture (with distinction, ETH Medal) from ETH Zurich and has taught at Princeton University, ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, Geneva University of Art and Design, and Cornell University. In the summer of 2024, she will join the faculty of McGill University’s Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture.