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
Bios & Abstract

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

A. Mridul / Shilpa Mridul
Architect / Entrepreneur

Birkha Bawari Synopsis

April 8 • 6 pm • MIT Room 35-225
Panel Discussion with Artist Julie Mehretu (Video)
Julie Mehretu, New York based artist
Miriam Cooke, Professor Emerita, Duke University
Asma Naeem, Curator,The Baltimore Museum of Art

Nasser Rabbat, Director, AKPIA@MIT
Deen Sharp, AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow

Making Connections with Julie Mehretu
Article and photo by Donna Dodson for Artscope magazine

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

Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Rosie Bsheer, Professor of History, Harvard University
Bish Sanyal, Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning, MIT

Video of Panel Discussion
Bios & Links

Reconstruction as Violence: The Case of Aleppo
May 10 • 2:30 - 5:00 pm & May 11 • 9:30 am - 6:00 pm in MIT Room 6-120

This two-day symposium seeks to address 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 reconstruction practices? Finally, participants will be asked to consider the recent warfare in the Middle East, with a special focus on Aleppo, in relation to the built environment and the extent to which reconstruction processes can be weaponized

All events are free and open to the public.