Shubbak: Disappearing cities of the Arab world

Sunday 12 July 2015,
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £20

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In the post-colonial age, Arab urban life has often borne witness to destruction, through civil wars, foreign invasion and religious conflict.

This event explores issues of architecture, post-colonialism, globalisation and psychogeography. It brings together writers, artists, historians, architects and urbanists to explore the complex space that is the contemporary Arab city.

Speakers include Ziauddin Sardar on Mecca, Eyal Weizman on the architecture of occupation, Shadia Touqan on the restoration of Jerusalem’s ancient buildings, and Sharon Rotbard on modernist architecture and colonisation in Israel.

Presented by The Mosaic Rooms.

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