Photo provided by: Samia Henni, Discreet Violence
Samia Henni is a historian of the built, destroyed, and imagined environments; assistant professor at Cornell University; and Albert Hirschman Chair (2021/22) at the Institute for Advanced Study (IMéRA) in Marseille. She is the author of the multi-award-winning Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (gta Verlag, 2017, EN; Editions B42, 2019, FR), the editor of the volumes War Zones (gta Verlag, 2018) and Deserts Are Not Empty (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2022), and the maker of exhibitions, such as Archives: Secret-Défense? (ifa-Gallery/ SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, 2021), Housing Pharmacology (Manifesta 13, Marseille, 2020), and Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria (2017–2019; Zurich, Rotterdam, Berlin, Johannesburg, Paris, Prague, Ithaca, Philadelphia). Currently, she is working on an exhibition and a publication on the architecture of the French nuclear weapons testing sites in the Sahara.
Exhibition at UVA Discreet Violence: Architecture and the French War in Algeria
March 21 - April 1, 2022
Bond House - UVA Democracy Initiative