The research office Decolonizing Architecture takes a stance that is simultaneously proactive and critical towards issues surrounding the re-use, re-inhabitation, and subversion of Palestinian colonial structures.

Decolonizing Architecture

The research office DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency) explores the problems and potentiality associated with re-use, re-inhabitation, and subversion of colonial structures in Palestine. Originally founded by Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, and Eyal Weizman, the collective's projects include texts, installations, spatial interventions, workshops, public meetings, and legal discussions all of which strike a balance between proposing an alternative and articulating a critique. For their Battir project, DAAR researched and followed the five-meter-thick line separating Israeli and Palestinian controlled land, a line that cuts through fields, homes, roads, and gardens, and represents an ""extraterritorialterritory."" DAAR has exhibited projects at the Tate Modern and numerous biennials including Venice, Istanbul, and Rotterdam. The group won the Prince Claus Prize for Architecture in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Chernikhov Prize.

Founded 2007 in Beit Sahour, Bethlehem/Palestine.