Destructive Reconstruction and the Exclusive Rebuilding of Cities in Syria

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kleinman Forum 220 S. 34th Street Fisher Fine Arts Library 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

A paper by Dr. Ammar Azzouz brings the voices of Syrians to the debate on reconstruction and destruction of Syria in an attempt to link them to the fortunes of new architecture, and more broadly, the New Syria. The paper builds on a series of interviews with Syrians inside and outside Syria.

Dr. Ammar Azzouz is a London based architect working for Arup. He holds a PhD in architecture from the University of Bath, UK. Before moving to the UK, Ammar completed a Bachelor of Architecture at Al-Baath University, Homs, Syria where he was the top graduate of the year (Hons, first class). He is a Collective member of CITY journal and an Editor at Arab Urbanism. His articles have been published by different platforms including the New Statesman, the Conversation, and the Independent.  

This talk will give important insights for not only Syrians, but intellectuals, historians, philosphers, architects, and policymakers at large. 




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