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

Date
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Event Sponsor
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
History Department
Program on Urban Studies
Location
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.

Participants:
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.