FIGHS Event Series, Part 2: Urban Modernity in the Contemporary Gulf

Event Sponsor
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
History Department
Program on Urban Studies
Encina Commons 123
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Urban Modernity in the Contemporary Gulf: Obsolescence and Opportunities explores transnational architectural practices in the twentieth-century Arabian Peninsula.

This event features two editors and two contributors to this important compilation that maps, reads and analyzes the notion of modern heri- tage in relation to the contemporary city. They interrogate the value of modern architecture in the non-West, examine how academic research is expanding the debate on Gulf urbanism, and describe how practices of reuse could foster rethinking urban areas.

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, Barjeel Art Foundation; Roberto Fabbri, Zayed University; Trinidad Rico, Stanford University and Rutgers University; and Michael Kubo, University of Houston

Organized by Nora Elizabeth Barakat, Stanford History; and Trinidad Rico, Abbasi Affiliate Visiting Scholar, Director of Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, Rutgers University.