May/11
Reconstruction as Violence: The Case of Aleppo

Reconstruction as Violence: The Case of Aleppo

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. Further information upcoming.

Organized by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA). For more information, visit akpia.mit.edu.

Reconstruction as Violence: The Case of Aleppo