Delfina Foundation

Revising Modernisms in the Gulf Region: Mini-symposium with Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

13/03/18

Date:  Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Time:  16:30 – 20:00 (in two parts*)
Venue:  Bridewell Hall
St Bride Foundation,
St Bride's Passage,
London,
EC4Y 8EJ
Nearest Tube: Blackfriars (3 min walk)
Tickets:  Eventbrite
https://tinyurl.com/yc95l3bq

 

Please note, that due to demand, the venue has been changed to Bridewell Hall in St Bride Foundation.

During his residency at Delfina Foundation, collector Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi uses Ala Younis’s current exhibition at Delfina as a starting point to discuss current research and practice around Modernisms in art, architecture and urban space.

Taking Younis's exploration of the history of a gymnasium in Baghdad, designed by Le Corbusier and named after Saddam Hussein, this mini-symposium brings together leading scholars and architects to discuss the history and future of modern architecture in Iraq and the wider Gulf Region.

Guests are welcome to attend either or both parts of the symposium. Please book tickets accordingly.


 

PROGRAMME

Part 1: 16:30–18:00

Opening Presentation
Adrian Lahoud: Architecture and Social Movements

Iraq Panel
Ahmed Naji: Modernising Medieval Baghdad
Talik Chalabi: Transformation and Tradition
Jananne Al Ani: Spectres in the Landscape
Nahed Jawad: The Architecture of Zaha Hadid
Samaneh Moafi: Containing the Gulf: Modern Housing Estates and the Making of a New Gendered Dweller

Break: 18:00–18:30

Refreshments will be available

Part 2: 18:30–20:00

Gulf Cities Panel
Ahmed Taleb: Modernism & Urban Growth: Isa Town, Bahrain
Sultan Al Qassemi: Modern Architecture of Sharjah
Omid Kamvari: Iran's Missing Modernism
Hussam Dakkak: Modernism in Saudi Arabia: A Vernacular Tradition
Dalal Musaed Alsayer: Sand and Mud to Grass and Concrete: Environmental Imaginaries and the Making of a Modern Kuwait