Current Lectures & Events



February 25 • 6 pm • MIT Room 3-133
Rebuilding Architectural Heritage in Post-Conflict Mosul:
Current Challenges, Considerations, and Case Studies

Allison Cuneo
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow

March 11 • 6 pm • MIT Room 3-133
Contemporizing Traditional Water Architecture
Regeneration | Mainstreaming | Replication

A. Mridul / Shilpa Mridul
Architect / Entrepreneur

April 8 • 6 pm • MIT Room 35-225
Panel Discussion with Artist Julie Mehretu
Julie Mehretu, New York based artist
Miriam Cooke, Professor Emerita, Duke University
Asma Naeem, Curator, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nasser Rabbat, Director, AKPIA@MIT
Deen Sharp, AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow

April 29 • 6 pm • MIT Room 3-133
Panel Discussion with Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini,  co-authors of “The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of  Wealth, Ambition, and Distress”
Harvey Molotch, Emeritus Professor, New York University
Davide Ponzini, Professor, Politecnico di Milano
Other panelists to be announced.

May 10 • 2-5 pm & May 11 • 9:30 am-5:30 pm • MIT Room 6-120
Two day Symposium: “Reconstruction as Violence: The Case of Aleppo”
This symposium, focusing on Aleppo, addresses the following questions: How do violence and conflict not only destroy but constitute, design, and organize the built environments and infrastructure? How do we understand the urbanization of warfare in relation to urban theory and practice? Further details to be announced.

All events are free and open to the public.