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How Syria's architecture laid the foundations for war

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The Koppel Project

91-93 Baker Street

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W1U 6QQ

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On the 24th of October it is a great honour to be hosting award winning TED speaker, architect and author, Marwa Al Sabbouni, to give the latest talk in our series.

Marwa Al Sabbouni is a Syrian architect who lives in Homs.

In her just-released book The Battle for Home (Thames & Hudson, 2016), Marwa explores the role architecture and the built environment play in whether a community crumbles or comes together. Living in Homs throughout the conflict Marwa's work offers far reaching insights into how her country should be rebuilt so that the tragic events seen in Syria will not happen again.

Her talk will focus on how architecture played a crucial role in the slow unraveling of Syrian cities' social fabric, preparing the way for once-friendly groups to become enemies instead of neighbours. She will then move on to discuss what has happened in Syria since then, as well as touching upon subjects such as the role craftsmanship has to play in binding communities back together.

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6.30 - 7.30: Drinks & nibbles

7.30pm - 8.30pm: Talk and Q&A

8.30pm-9.30pm: Opportunity to buy ISHKAR products and Marwa's book


Marwa's biography

Her writings on architecture have been published in RIBA Journal, Architectural Review, Wall Street International Magazine, Standpoint Magazine and other outlets.

She is the author of The Battle for Home published internationally in April 2016 by Thames and Hudson. This work has been widely covered by the mass media including cover story in the Guardian, Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Huffington Post, New York Times, TLS, LA Book Review, The Christian Science Monitor, CNN, BBC Radio(s) several flagship programs, and many others.

Her TED Talk was showed for the first time at the TED Summit 2016, and was selected among the Best TED Talks of 2016 and has been viewed over 880,000 times.

Al-Sabouni has won first place on National level in the UN-Habitat Competition for rehabilitation of mass housing for her design proposal for rebuilding Baba Amr_Homs_Syria in 2014.

Between 2015-2017 she taught architectural design in a private university in Hama/Syria.


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