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“War is not only waged through deadly weapons; its arsenal is also discursive, abetting an imperceptible ideological and cultural offensive that includes discriminatory exclusions, selective affinities, and prescribed representations.”

Publication: “Occluding Baghdad.” Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), “Figuring Territory” series (November 28, 2022).


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Image: The Hurt Locker; Voltage Pictures, Grosvenor Park, MediaFilm Capital Europe Funds