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City Debates 2018 Conference - Architecture as Urbanism


MUPP-MUD City Debates 2018
Architecture-as-Urbanism: Agenda for the New Millennium

Architecture Lecture Hall (Hassan Smadi Lecture Hall), Department of Architecture and Design
American University of Beirut
The Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, Policy and Design (MUPP-MUD)

THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(Organized under the umbrella of the AUB Architecture 50th Anniversary)

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, 18 APRIL 2018

[INTRODUCTION COFFEE 5:30 - 6:00 PM]

6:00 - 6:30 PM OPENING SESSION
• Alan Shihadeh – Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, AUB
• Robert Saliba – Professor, MUPP-MUD-ArD, AUB. Introduction

6:30 - 8:00 PM KEYNOTE 1
Dana Cuff (cityLAB, University of California, Los Angeles) – Architecture without Planning: Shaping the Humanist City
Discussant: Robert Saliba (MUPP-MUD-ArD, AUB)

DAY 2 – THURSDAY, 19 APRIL 2018

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM PANEL 1. THE SOCIAL AGENDA
• Carole Lévesque (School of Design, Université du Québec) – Places of the Everyday
• Ralf Pasel-Krautheim (Institut für Architektur, Technische Universität Berlin; Pasel.künzel Architects; Pasel-K Architects) – Situational Urbanism
• Ayham Dalal (Habitat Unit, Technische Universität Berlin) – We Refugees, We Architects: Zaatari Camp between Humanitarianism, Transnationalism, and Social Agendas
Discussant: Mona Harb (MUPP-MUD-ArD, AUB)

[12:30 - 2:00 PM LUNCH BREAK]

2:00 - 3:30 PM KEYNOTE 2
Jorge Mario Jáuregui (Jorge Mario Jáuregui Architects) – Strategies for Socio-spatial Articulations
Discussant: Mona Fawaz (MUPP-MUD-ArD, AUB)

3:30 - 4:00 PM COFFEE BREAK]

4:00 - 6:00 PM ROUNDTABLE 1. THE ECOLOGICAL AGENDA
• Yaser Abunnasr (LDEM, AUB) – Intersecting Ecologies: In-between Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Urban Design
• Maria Gabriella Trovato (LDEM, AUB) – Informal Ecologies: Reshaping Territories and Built Structures
• Nayla Al-Akl (LDEM, AUB) – Urban Ecologies: Blurring Boundaries between Public and Private
• Mehran Madani (LDEM, AUB) – Suburban Ecologies: Infrastructure Amalgamation and Social Cohesion
Discussant: Jala Makhzoumi (Lebanese Landscape Association)

[6:00 - 6:30 PM COFFEE BREAK]

6:30 - 8:00 PM KEYNOTE 3
Philippe Madec (Atelier Philippe Madec) – To Dare. Culture, Sustainability
Discussant: Salma Samar Damluji (ArD, AUB)

DAY 3 – FRIDAY, 20 APRIL 2018

9:00 - 10:30 AM ROUNDTABLE 2. THE PEDAGOGICAL AGENDA
• Rana Haddad (ArD, AUB) – “TOUT EST DANS LA RUE”. The Player in the City: Public Installations as Pedagogical Design Tools
• Carla Aramouny (ArD, AUB) – Design Experimentation: From Ground Conditions, Hybridity, to Abstract Machines
• Jeffrey Rosenthal (MUPP-MUD-ArD, AUB) – Evaluating Urban Design Studios from a Planning Perspective: The Case of Old Saida Road in Greater Beirut
Discussant: Carol Moukheiber (John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto)

[10:30 - 11:00 AM COFFEE BREAK]

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PANEL 2. THE DIGITAL AGENDA
• Eime Tobari (Space Syntax Limited, UCL) – Introduction to Space Syntax: A Data-driven Approach to Urban Planning and Design
• Eduardo Rico Carranza (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL; Relational Urbanism Limited) – Relational Urbanism: Bringing Design Agendas into Participation Processes
• Manal El-Sayed and Hanadi Samhan (Geospatial Systems Integration Services and Segments, Khatib & Alami) – Integrating GIS and GeoDesign: New Trends in Rapid Simulation and Evaluation
Discussant: Carla Aramouny (ArD, AUB)

[1:00 - 2:00 PM LUNCH BREAK]

2:00 - 3:30 PM KEYNOTE 4
Antoine Chaaya (Renzo Piano Workshop) – Architecture as Catalyst of Public Realm
Discussant: Leila Badre (Archaeological Museum, AUB)

[3:30 - 4:00 PM COFFEE BREAK]

4:00 - 6:00 PM PANEL 3. THE FORMAL AGENDA
• Michael Short (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL) – Can Tall Buildings Contribute to, and Enhance, the Character of Our Cities?
• Husam AlWaer (Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience, University of Dundee) – Site and Composition: Design Strategies in Architecture and Urbanism
• Amira Solh (Urban Planning Consultant) – Implementing Architecture-as-Urbanism: Martyrs’ Square, the Beirut City Museum, and Onwards
Discussant: Raghda Jaber (Supreme Council for Planning in Muscat Oman)

[6:00 - 6:30 PM COFFEE BREAK]

6:30 - 8:00 PM KEYNOTE 5
Adrian Lahoud (School of Architecture, Royal College of Art London) – Architecture and the Social Imagination
Discussant, closing note: Robert Saliba (MUPP-MUD-ArD, AUB)

For the full details about the event, please see here:

Program: http://website.aub.edu.lb/fea/citydebates/Pages/2018/event.html

Speakers' Bios: http://website.aub.edu.lb/fea/citydebates/Pages/2018/speakers.html

Abstracts: http://website.aub.edu.lb/fea/citydebates/Pages/2018/abstracts.html



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