AKPIA Lectures

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Sep 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Amid increasing international mobilization to protect cultural heritage threatened by war, looting, and climate change, it is essential to step back and ask: why? What justifies considerable financial expenditures and even risk to human lives for the sake of preserving ancient artifacts and structures?

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Lecture cancelled -- to be rescheduled in Spring 2019.

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Reconstruction of the built environment is often tied to the end of war and the start of a post-conflict period but this link maybe misplaced. Reconstruction can also result in violence, displacement and social discord that is more commonly associated with the built environment’s destruction. To comprehend how reconstruction can be violent and tied to conflict, it is integral to recognize that war is not only about the destruction of the built environment. Construction and the control of mobility, in particular within urban areas, can be utilized to impose violence on others.

Nov 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Refugee studies rarely address historical matters; yet understanding ideas about sanctuary, refuge, and belonging have long roots in both Western and Eastern history.

Dec 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Reviving Architectural Heritage and the Collective Memory of Mosul