The conversation between Agnes Stillger (Villa Romana, Florence) and Benji Boyadgian centres around the urban fabric of a divided city, modernism in construction, utopism, materials and objects as archives and documenting as an artistic practice.

cityscape, infrastructure, modernism, architecture, utopia, palestine

Benji Boyadgian

Benji Boyadgian, born in Jerusalem in 1983, studied architecture at the ENSAPLV School of Architecture (L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette), specializing in urban sociology in post-conflict areas. Boyadgian works on research-based projects that explore themes revolving around perception, heritage, territory, architecture and landscape. He works with multiple media, employing painting and drawing as his primary tools and site-specific installations as a means of integrating into space and context.

Benji_BoyadgianPhantasmagoria of Drones, 2015, ink on paper; courtesy: the artist