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Marwa al-Sabouni, 2024 Photo: Courtesy The artist

Marwa al-Sabouni: The Battle for Home

Digital lecture

23.5 – 23.5 2024


Meet architect Marwa al-Sabouni in a digital lecture based on her acclaimed book “The Battle for Home”. al-Sabouni is also one of the participating artists in the exhibition Unhealed.

“Home” is a philosophical concept but also simply a basic human need. In today’s world, the destruction of home takes many forms, and the crisis related to it are exacerbating. The battle for home is an individual strife as much as it has become a collective dilemma. How architecture can be responsible for the loss of home and what does this loss mean to us, not only as nations but as humanity? This lecture will address this question while examining the conflict that took place in Syria in 2011 through the architectural lens, which ideally will offer a better understanding not only of our choices in the built environment but also of our shared realities and futures.

About Marwa al-Sabouni

Marwa al-Sabouni is an award-winning architect and urban thinker whose work focuses on cross-studying elements of social understanding, contextual and psychological analysis, and aesthetics in order to bring to the fore the role of architecture as a society-making tool. She is the author of “The Battle for Home” and “Building for Hope” published internationally by Thames & Hudson. She holds a PhD in architectural design and Islamic architecture.