Category Archives: Robert Flahive

Disturbing the Traces of Colonialism in the Tropen Museum

My research primarily focuses on the spatial and architectural legacy of early 20th-century colonialism in postcolonial cities, such as Casablanca, Morocco and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. However, this inquiry has provoked an interest in the remnants of colonialism in former “metropoles,” … Continue reading

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After Cairo 2050: The Spatial Politics of Regime Security in Umm Al-Dunya

The popular mobilization that brought the resignation of Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, on February 11, 2011, injected new hope among many of that state’s citizens, especially those in its sprawling capital, Cairo. While many believed Mubarak’s removal would result in … Continue reading

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The Act of Killing: Reckoning with the Violence of the Past and the Stories We Tell

What does it mean to participate in a mass killing and how does one live with those acts? Director Joshua Oppenheimer’s searing 2012 film, The Act of Killing explores these questions by focusing on a small group of mass murderers … Continue reading

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