Architecture in the Arab World 1945–1973
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An investigation into the influences of modernist architecture in the Arab world: The publication Designing Modernity: Architecture in the Arab World 1945–1973 explores modern buildings in Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco. In ten case studies, the authors examine historical, sociopolitical, climatic and demographic aspects of a little-explored field of Arab cultural and architectural history. During a two-day symposium accompanying the book release, editors Philipp Oswalt and George Arbid will join the authors to discuss forms, networks and constellations of transculturality, the preservation and renewal of modern cultural heritage and other topics. During the evening program, the editors will present the book and discuss it together with architectural experts Tom Avermaete, Khaldun Bshara and the participants.
With George Arbid, Philipp Oswalt, Amin Alsaden, Aziza Chaouni, Leila El Wakil, Mohamed Elshahed, Wael Samhouri, Sara Saragoça Soares, Janset Shawash, Pelin Tan, Mercedes Volait, Dima Yaser and others
An event by the Goethe-Institut in the Palestinian Territories, funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education