AKPIA Lectures

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Feb 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Iraq artifacts and monuments historically have been valued national resource, but conflict has upended current heritage management policies and challenged the traditional definition of national culture. Following past wars, the growing market for antiquities and the catastrophic destruction were considered the primary threats to Iraqi heritage, whereas more mundane and perpetual threats like economic development and decay were underfunded and overlooked.

Apr 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

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 11, 2019 - 9:30am

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.