Spring 2018 Lectures & Events

SPRING 2018 LECTURES AND EVENTS

REMEMBERING & REBUILDING

February 26
Learning from Dadaab: An Architectural History of Forced Migration
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mahindra Center for the Humanities, Harvard University
Bio & Abstract

March 12
Plunder, Destruction and Museums: The Imperial Origins of Democracy
Ariella Azoulay
Professor of Modern Culture & Media and Comparative Literature
Brown University

April 2
Gardens of Memory: Design Against Amnesia
Annalinda Neglia
Professor of Landscape Architecture
Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Bio & Abstract

April 9 at 12:00 pm in the Stella Room (7-338)
Three presentations by the 2017 AKPIA@MIT Travel Grant Recipients

  1. Yusef Audeh, Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology
    Pure Light
    Traveled to Düsseldorf, Germany and Tunisia                  
  2. Max Budovitch, MCP & Kelly Main, MCP
    Differential Impact of Refugee Housing Programs on Beneficiaries and Urban Development in Lebano
    Traveled to Lebanon                                                 
  3. Sera Tolgay, AKPIA@MIT SMarchS
    Planning for Scarcity: Community-Based Water Management in the Jordan River Valley
    Traveled to Jordan

April 23
Rebuilding Abd al-Qadir’s Cities under French Administration: From Regulation to Renewal
Amine Kasmi
AKPIA@MIT Postdoctoral Fellow
Abstract

May 7
Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Transition Architecture of Postwar Ex-Yugoslavia
Aleksandar Staničić
AKPIA@MIT Postdoctoral Fellow
Bio & Abstract

MONDAYS AT 6:00 PM IN MIT ROOM 3-133


SYMPOSIUM


April 27 & 28 IN MIT ROOM 6-120

Translating Destruction: Contemporary Art and War in the Middle East

Thursday, May 24, 2018 6-8 PM in the Stella Room (7-338)
Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents - book launch and roundtable discussion
 See event description here.

All events are free and open to the public.