This symposium will explore postwar transnational territorial planning in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. By using the lens of “landscape,” we consider planning beyond the urban-rural divide and question the demarcations and boundaries in the production of territories as objects of knowledge and development. Architecture and planning, in this discussion, stand for a range of techniques that organize, manage, and imagine physical space as a complex interaction of infrastructure, natural resources, housing, labor, agriculture, industry, and consumption.
The symposium is organized in conjunction with a course currently held at the Princeton School of Architecture under the same title. An exhibition of students’ research will run concurrently with the event at the SoA Gallery.