About the event

A year after the fall of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's government in Tunisia that sparked uprisings all over the Middle East, what is the status of democratic outcomes of the Tunisian revolution? As journalists still fight for freedom of the media and racketeering has erupted in the job market, join Taoufik Ben-Amor (Arabic Studies, Columbia) as he speaks with Peter Hitchcock (Center for Place, Culture and Politics) about the cultural as well as political impact of this historic shift. This conversation finds its home in Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency's Common Assembly which opens a forum in the James Gallery for discussions of rejuvenation of contested sites.