Delfina Foundation

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


Date:  Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Time:  16:30 – 20:00 (in two parts*)
Venue:  Delfina Foundation
Tickets:  Eventbrite

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.

Additional speakers will be announced shortly.

16:30–18:00: Iraq and Modernism
18:00–18:30: Break
18:30–20:00: The Gulf and Modernism

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