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Symposium at MIT organized by Nasser Rabbat and Deen Sharp


Symposium at MIT organized by Nasser Rabbat and Deen Sharp

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On May 10-11, MIT will host a symposium “Reconstruction as Violence: The Case of Aleppo”. Organized by Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor, and Deen Sharp, AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow and Terreform co-director, participants will tackle the following questions:

How do violence and conflict not only destroy but constitute, design, and organize the built environments and infrastructure? How do we understand the urbanization of warfare in relation to urban theory and reconstruction practices? Finally, participants will be asked to consider the recent warfare in the Middle East, with a special focus on Aleppo, in relation to the built environment and the extent to which reconstruction processes can be weaponized?

The event is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It will be held at MIT Room 6-120

UPDATE LIVESTREAM: May 10 2:30p The opening will be live-streamed on

Download the program. Cover photo by Sergey Ponomarev.