Elias Anastas (Palestinian, b.1984) and Yousef Anastas (Palestinian b.1988) of AAU Anastas (Palestine, est.1979)
All-purpose focuses on differences and similarities, analogies that bring together cultures through architecture and by highlighting their non-hierarchical, yet intricate dependencies. It challenges established relations of knowledge supremacies in order to imagine new possible ways of living together. The installation presents a new form of architecture that stems both from Palestine and from the rest of the world, and investigates material explorations and architectural living spaces. The installation challenges the approach of imperial transmissions of knowledge. Instead, it traces the origins of architectural elements and techniques beyond borders and historical periods. All-purpose builds up its content on stone matters, a six yearlong, experimentation-based research that formalizes into a series of site-specific stone structures in Palestine.
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