Architecture and Representation: the Arab City (Session 1 & 2)

Friday, November 21, 2014
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall

Architecture and Representation: the Arab City

Ashraf Abdallah, Senan Abdelqader, Nadia Abu-El-Haj, Mohammad al-Asad, Suad Amiry, George Arbid, Mohamed Elshahed, Yasser Elsheshtawy, Rania Ghosn, Saba Innab, Ziad Jamaleddine, Ahmed Kanna, Bernard Khoury, Laura Kurgan, Adrian Lahoud, Ali Mangera, Reinhold Martin, Magda Mostafa, Nicolai Ouroussoff, Nasser Rabbat, Hashim Sarkis, Felicity Scott, Hala Warde, Enrique Walker, Mark Wasiuta, Eyal Weizman, Mabel Wilson, and Gwendolyn Wright

Opening Remarks by Lila Abu-Lughod and Safwan Masri

Keynote by Timothy Mitchell

Organized by Dean Amale Andraos and Nora Akawi Studio-X Amman

with Columbia Global Centers | Middle East, Middle East Institute, and Studio-X Istanbul
with supporting partners Qatar Foundation and Aramex.

Welcome Address
Amale Andraos, Dean, Columbia University GSAPP
Nora Akawi, Director, Studio-X Amman, Columbia University GSAPP / Columbia Global Centers | Middle East

Opening Remarks
Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University

Session 1
Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT
Mohammad Al Asad, Founder, Center for the Study of the Built Environment
George Arbid, Associate Professor of Architecture, American University of Beirut and Founding Director, Arab Center for Architecture
Yasser Elsheshtawy, Associate Professor of Architecture, United Arab Emirates University
Respondent:
Gwendolyn Wright, Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University GSAPP

Session 2
Saba Innab, Architect and artist, and Visiting Research Fellow, Studio-X Amman
Ziad Jamaleddine, Principal, L.E.FT Architects
Mohamed Elshahed, Founder and Editor of Cairobserver.com
Adrian Lahoud, Director of the Bartlett M.Arch Program in Urban Design, University College London
Respondent:
Felicity Scott, Associate Professor of Architecture, Director of the PhD program, and Co-Director of MSc. program in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture, Columbia University GSAPP

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