This lecture will be in person and is part of the Fall 2023 Sciame Lecture Series, 题目是“逆流:建筑”, 景观, and Spatial Practices in Southwest Asia and North Africa."
Hajar Alrifai '21 (pictured far left) is a Syrian-American artist and architectural designer. 她得了B.Arch from the CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture, where she co-founded the student organization Future Architects of the Middle East (F.A.M.E), Mashrabiya, an annual publication, and served as an S. 杰伊·利维澳门金沙网赌登陆员. Her work has been published in Antidotes I, and the 纽约建筑评论. 目前, she is a 澳门金沙网赌登陆 assistant and SMArchS candidate in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT. 她的论文项目取材于民间传说, 继承了记忆, and oral poetry to tell new stories about the built environment.
Hamees Gabr '22 (pictured second from left) graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY. 在斯皮策, she has been a 教学 assistant for both visual studies and studio courses, 并发表在CityWorks上. In 2019, Hamees co-founded the student organization Future Architects of the Middle East (F.A.M.E). She is pursuing an Urban Design degree at Harvard's Graduate School of Design with the hopes of pursuing a doctorate. 从Gabr小时候开始, she has wanted to be an architect to promote social change, 重塑边界, 为未来建设一个更美好的世界.
纳丁·哈桑，20岁 (pictured third from left) is a Junior Designer at FXCollaborative with experience in residential, 商业, 酒店项目. As a New York City native with Egyptian heritage, Nadeen witnessed the lack of resources and care for refugees and low-income families, 激励她成为一名建筑师. Nadeen has the drive to positively influence and improve the lives of the underserved. Nadeen is an advocate for equity in architectural practice and education. She co-founded Primaverarch—a grassroots movement dedicated to creating spotlights for women in architecture. Primaverarch's online presence has opened a 空间 for women to celebrate their talent and hard work as well as discuss the industry-wide issues that need to be addressed.
Benjamin Akhavan, 20岁 (pictured far right) is a multidisciplinary designer and educator based in New York, 他领导FOAWM的地方, a nondescript Firm / Office / Atelier / Workshop / Milieu with polyvalent interests at the intersection of design and urban life. He is the Assistant Director of 学术事务 and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and has also taught at 澳门金沙网赌娱乐, 纽约理工学院, 和新泽西理工学院. 他的设计, 澳门金沙网赌登陆, and 学者hip have been featured in the Cambridge University Press Materials 澳门金沙网赌登陆 Society Proceedings, Citygroup画廊, 纽约建筑评论, Mashrabiya, 和MIT阈值.
"Future Practice: Diaspora Narratives": links four emerging Middle Eastern American practices as they relate to the built environment to project new narratives for architecture. 实践, 澳门金沙网赌登陆, 教学, 学术界, and publication are disparate mediums of intervention but are presented as common practices for understanding and advocating for a more inclusive built environment. Hajar Alrifai '21, Hamees Gabr '22, 纳丁·哈桑，20岁, and Benjamin Akhavan, 20岁 are Middle Eastern American individuals operating within the collective agenda of redefining the discipline to incorporate multiple identities as they shape the built environment.
建议阅读: Benjamin Akhavan, Hajar Alrifai, Ahmed Helal, and Tatiana Voitovich, eds. Mashrabiya. 卷. 00. Future Architects of the Middle East, 2020.
"Crosscurrents: Architecture, 景观, and Spatial Practices in Southwest Asia and North Africa" probes the radical reimagining of the region compelled by the expression Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA). 近年来, the acronym SWANA has gained currency among architects, 景观建筑师, 城市, and historians who conceptualize the territories of the Middle East and North Africa through geography and place rather than colonial frameworks. The term “Middle East” was a British invention, a tool used to advance colonialism in a region where so many national borders resulted from imperialist interventions. 在2023年秋季的科学系列讲座中, 开创性的设计师, 学者, 从业人员, and activists chart multiple—and sometimes competing—currents in the architecture of the region and its diasporas, while displacing essentializing colonial narratives. 这样做, speakers from across the area shed light on global, 跨国, 以及澳门金沙网赌娱乐设计的散居的人类故事, 空间, 景观, 和SWANA的建筑, 并提出澳门金沙网赌娱乐领土的新想法, 建筑, 的地方, 历史, 和归属感.
所有讲座均免费, 向公众开放, and held in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Sciame Auditorium.
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This lecture series is made possible by the Spitzer Architecture Fund and the generous support of Frank Sciame ’74, Sciame Construction的首席执行官.