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

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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.


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