Ruptured Domesticity: Mapping Spaces of Refuge in Iraq

3 April '23 at 10:00 am - 12 May '23 at 8:00 pm

How do people who have experienced war, trauma and loss, create spaces of refuge in violated homes and cities? Twenty years after the invasion of Iraq, Dr Sana Murrani maps a visual archive exploring the ingenious everyday spatial practices of 15 Iraqis from the north to the south of the country between 2003 and 2020.

‘Ruptured Domesticity’ is an exhibition hosted by the London School of Economics from 3 April to 12 May, and examines the domestic and intimate spaces of refuge created by Iraqis in preparation for, and in response to, wartime and violence. This exhibition will display images consisting of photographs, illustrative maps and drawings depicting ruptured spaces of refuge.

This exhibition is free to attend between 10am – 8pm on weekdays. For exact location, please visit the exhibition webpage.


London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton St, London, WC2A 2AE


London School of Economics Middle East Centre

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