Spring 2014
An Evening With...
Lecture Series & Events

February 10
Mamalik and Mamalik:
The Citadel between Ayyubids and Seljuks in the Early 13th Century

Scott Redford
Professor, Department of Archaeology and History of Art
Koç University, Istanbul
Abstract & Bio

February 24
Tea with Nefertiti: or How the Arts Shape Culture
Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath
Founders of Art Reoriented
New York & Munich
Abstract & Bio

March 17
Understanding the Urban Heritage:
The Cultural Wire-Scape of Historic Lahore

Masood Khan
Heritage Consultant
Abstract & Bio

April 4
12:30 – 2:30 in room 4-231
Presentations by the 2013-14 Travel Grant Winners
Kian Goh, PhD DUSP Place in the Flows: Sustainable Urbanism and a Social Design Movement. Jakarta, Indonesia
Michael Kubo, PhD HTC Speculation: Oil Economy and Late Modernism 1973-1983. Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah
Hala Malik, SMArchS AKPIA Mapping domestic spaces of Lahore in the 1950's. Lahore, Pakistan
Emily Williamson, SMArchS AKPIA Research on the Black Volta Islamic Trade Networks. Ghana, West Africa

April 7
Around the Umayyad Mosque of Damascus:
New Data on the Role of Markets in the “Islamic City” of the Middle Ages

Elodie Vigouroux
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow
Abstract & Bio

April 11 & 12
MIT room 4-270
The Orangi Pilot Project and Legacy of Architect Perween Rehman

April 11, 6 pm, Keynote Speech, Arif Hasan, Architect, Karachi, Pakistan
April 12, 9 am - 5 pm

April 14
Nationalism, Sentimentality, and Judgment:
Cultivating Sympathy in the Syrian Uprising, 2011-2013

Lisa Wedeen
Professor of Political Science
University of Chicago
Abstract & Bio

May 5
The Historiography of Contemporary Architecture in the Gulf
Sumayah Al-Solaiman
Ibn Khaldun Fellow, MIT
Professor, College of Design
University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Abstract & Bio

Unless otherwise indicated, lectures are
on Mondays at 6:00 pm in MIT room 3-133.
Free and open to the public