Beirut Now: Urban Landscape's Conflicting Desires

Thursday 07 November, 2013
6:30 - 8:30pm, $0

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Martin E. Segal Theater

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Nishan Kazazian, AIA:
Beirut: The Scent and Music of its Past Architecture
Architect and Artist in NYC. He worked for major international architectural offices in NYC and Boston. Presently in private practice and teaching at PARSONS, The New School for Design. Member, American Institute of Architects.  

Simone Kosremelli:
Old Souks: Past Glories and Present Tragedy
Architect and urban planner in private practice in Beirut since 1981. She is senior Lecturer, American University of Beirut, School of Architecture. Recipient, AUB Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Distinguished Alumna Award, 2007.
Abdul-Halim Jabr:
DysFUNctional Beirut: Post-War Revisited
Beirut‐based architect, urban designer and part‐time faculty at the American University of Beirut, School of Architecture. His professional experience includes local, Middle Eastern and international projects, as well as several collaborative projects in the United States.
Nancy Kricorian:
Bourj Hammoud, the Last Refuge?  
Author of Zabelle, Dreams of Bread and Fire and All the Light There Was. Her next novel will focus on Bourj Hammoud.
Arpi Mangassarian:

Bourj Hammoud, Longing to Breathe
Architect and urbanist in Beirut. She is Chief of Technical and Urban Planning, Office of Bourj Hammoud Municipality. Renovated an older Bourj Hammoud structure and created Badguèr, a cultural center.
Miguel Robles-Durán
Director, MS Design and Urban Ecologies Graduate Program, PARSONS, The New School for Design. He recently co‐edited/authored the book, Urban Asymmetries: Studies and Projects on Neoliberal Urbanization.
Aseel Sawalha
Associate Professor of Anthropology at Fordham University, and author of Reconstructing Beirut: Memory and Space in a Postwar Arab City.

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