Aziza Chaouni lectured at the CCA on March 27th, 2014. Her talk was part of the expert in the gallery program that accompanied the exhibition “How architects, experts, politicians, international agencies and citizens negotiate modern planning: Casablanca Chandigarh.”
How do ideas of urban planning change after national independence? Aziza Chaouni presented her research on the legacy of urban planner Michel Écochard—and how urban and architectural ideas developed before Morocco’s independence transitioned to the post-colonial era. Led by Group GAMMA, the Moroccan Modernist movement became a platform for hybridization and the integration of vernacular styles with Modernism.
You can watch Aziza’s lecture at the CCA’s website. Aziza thanks the exhibition co-curator Maristella Casciato and her team for their warm welcome.