Talk: Architecture from the Arab World (1914-2014), a Selection

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Lecture by George Arbid: Architecture from the Arab world, (1914-2014) a selection

The talk presents the activities of the Arab Center for Architecture in Beirut including the Pavilion of Bahrain at the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014) and the book published for the occasion. The publication, Fundamentalists and Other Arab Modernisms, was awarded as one of The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2014 and went on to win the gold medal in the international competition Best Book Design from all over the World.
George Arbid is an Associate Professor of Architecture at AUB and Director of the Arab Center for Architecture. He holds a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures en Architecture from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts and a Doctor of Design degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Place: S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum, Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel
The lecture will be held in english.