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August 31, 2016

Changing Cities, Mutating societies A dialogue about Arab Cities through Literature, Architecture and Urbanism Elias Khoury and Jad Tabet


DATE Wednesday 31 August at 6:30pm
PLACE  Sursock Museum, Beirut
SPEAKERS Elias Khoury (writer), Jad Tabet (architect)
 
TOPIC Beirut
SPONSOR Mophradat 

 
The Arab Center for Architecture (ACA), in partnership with the International Writers’ House (BeK), is introducing a series of conferences, bringing together writers and architects, to discuss the representation, development and planning in Arab cities from a multidisciplinary perspective.

The second conference of this cycle is focusing on Beirut as a war-torn city.

The talk is in Arabic.

June 1, 2016

Changing Cities, Mutating societies
A dialogue about Arab Cities through Literature, Architecture and Urbanism Jabbour Douaihy, Mosbah Rajab and Maha Kayal


DATE Wednesday 1 June at 6:30pm
PLACE  Order of Engineers and architects, Tripoli
SPEAKERS Jabbour Douaihy (writer), Mosbah Rajab (architect)
 
MODERATOR Maha Kayal
TOPIC Tripoli

SPONSOR Mophradat 

 
The Arab Center for Architecture (ACA), in partnership with the International Writers’ House (BeK), is introducing a series of conferences, bringing together writers and architects, to discuss the representation, development and planning in Arab cities from a multidisciplinary perspective.

The second conference of this cycle is focusing on Tripoli.

The talk is in Arabic.

May 31, 2016

Screening of the Irish documentary film « Talking to my father»


DATE Tuesday May 31, 2016
PLACE  Metropolis Empire Sofil
 

We are pleased to announce the screening of the Irish documentary film « Talking to my father» by the film director Sé Merry Doyle, on Tuesday May 31, 2016. Two screenings will take place at 6pm and 8:30pm at Metropolis Empire Sofil in Ashrafieh, Beirut.
The movie is about the life and work of the famous Irish architect Robin Walker.
 
The benefits of this event are in support of the activities of the Arab Center for Architecture
Seats are for 25 dollars and added donations are welcome
For reservation: 03 209226 – 70706597 or send email to: info@arab-architecture.org

May 18, 2016

Changing Cities, Mutating societies A dialogue about Arab Cities through Literature, Architecture and Urbanism Mohamed al-Fakharany, Omar Nagati and Nadine Touma


DATE Wednesday 18 May at 6:00pm
PLACE  Arab Center for Architecture
SPEAKERS Mohamed al-Fakharany (writer, Egypt) and Omar Nagati (architect-urban planner, Egypt)

MODERATOR Nadine Touma (Dar Onboz, Lebanon)
TOPIC Cairo

SPONSOR Mophradat 

 
The Arab Center for Architecture (ACA), in partnership with the
International Writers’ House (BeK),
is introducing a series of conferences, bringing together writers and
architects, to discuss the representation,
development and planning in Arab cities from a multidisciplinary
perspective.

The first conference, to be held on MAY 18TH AT 6:00 PM, will bring
together novelist Mohamed al-Fakharany (Egypt)
and architect Omar NagatiI (EGYPT), and will focus on the city of Cairo.
The Talk is moderated by Nadine Touma, (Dar Onboz, Lebanon)

The event will take place at the ARAB CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE,
Sélim Rustom Baz Street, Sassine, Ashrafieh,
Mrad Building, 4th floor, above Shisha Café, facing ABC.

The talk is in Arabic.

February 3, 2016

A discussion between Burhan Tayara and Sinan Hassan


DATE Wednesday 3 February at 6:30pm
PLACE  Arab Center for Architecture
SPEAKERS
Burhan Tayara and Sinan Hassan
SPONSOR European Union

 
A public lecture by Syrian architects Burhan Tayara and Sinan Hassan.
The talk is in Arabic.

January 1, 2016

Heritage of Urban and Architectural Modernities in the Arab world
Patrimoine des Modernités Urbaines et Architecturales dans le Monde Arabe
تراث الحداثات الحضرية والمعمارية في العالم العربي


The Arab Center for Architecture curated the exhibition
Heritage of Urban and Architectural Modernities in the Arab world
held in Kuwait City.
The 48 page Exhibition catalogue was published in Arabic, English and French.

Heritage of Urban and Architectural Modernities in the Arab world
MUAMA) is the official catalogue for the exhibition which was
displayed during the Conference on Conservation of Urban and
Architectural Heritage in the Arab States, 
from the 1st to the 3rd of December 2015 in Kuwait City. 
Commissioned by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
http://whc.unesco.org/en/events/1248
Coordinator: Karim Hendili
Assistant Coordinator: Mohamed Ziane Bouziane
Produced by the Arab Center for Architecture
www.arab-architecture.org
Exhibition curator and catalogue editor: George Arbid
Research assistants: Antoine Atallah, Sonia Chemali-Aouad
Graphic design: Rima Rifai
Arabic translation: Mazen Haidar
MUAMA Program Steering Committee
Jellal Abdelkafi, Samir Kafas, Youcef Kanoun,
Caecilia Pieri, Daniele Pini, Jad Tabet
National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters (NCCAL) – Kuwait
Members of conference organization committee:
Jaber Al-Qallaf, Zahra Alibaba
Printed by Four Films Printing Group. Printed in Kuwait City, Kuwait

December 25, 2015

Jadaliyya - Arbid interviewed by Deen Sharp


Deen Sharp interviews George Arbid
on Modern Architecture in the Arab world
and the activities of the Arab Center for Architecture
The interview


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