Headshot for Professor Anooradha Siddiqi


On July 10, 2022, Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, assistant professor of architecture, published an article in Curator: The Museum Journal, titled “Heritage as Restitution: The Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya.” It draws on 12 years of archival and on-site research for her book, Architecture of Migration: The Dadaab Refugee Camps and Humanitarian Settlement (Duke University Press, forthcoming 2023). Siddiqi reveals historical and aesthetic paradoxes as she argues for a meaningful reconsideration of the modern heritage and the restitution of the fraught landscape of migration. 
Recognizing architectures of migration as sites of modern heritage not only expands the consideration of modernities but also constitutes a small form of reparation in honoring asylum seekers who suffer violence imposed by others.