Ola Hassanain Sudan | The Netherlands


Ola Hassanain is an artist, architect, and mentor of the Prince Claus Building Beyond Mentorship. She trained her focus on the subtle politics of space, namely, how built spaces react to and reinforce violence from state entities, which in turn, creates a built environment that reflects, responds to, and regulates the lives of those who inhabit it. 

Her most recent work explores an idea of “space as discourse,” an expanded notion of space that encompasses political and environmental questions. Her work tries to develop a spatial vocabulary that follows how ruptures presented by "political events", make it possible to aspire to new kinds of ecologies. Ola's development of critical spatial practice is partly informed by her post-academic training which includes an ongoing Rijksakademie Residency, BAK fellowship 2017-2018, and teaching in HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, and Sandberg Institute amongst others.