“Celebrating and Safeguarding the Glories of Syrian Culture, Architecture, and Design” is a conversation with distinguished Syrian architect Majed Abdulsamad and former Syrian resident George Batah about the role of the architect in reconstructing communities devastated by conflict, the depth of meaning to the structures that have withstood the test of terror, and the richness of Syrian architecture and design.
A celebratory Syrian tea will follow, with traditional music performed by singer Faraj Abyad, musicians Maurice Chedid and Zafir Tawil and dervish dancers. Traditional tea and desserts to be served.
This program is hosted in conjunction with Syria Before the Deluge and as part of Roadmaps Festival, an annual artistic and humanitarian cultural event. Each year, the festival brings together artists, humanitarians, journalists, and intellectuals to explore a current crisis through film, music, art, performance, food, and discussion. The goal of the festival is to premier new works that stir collective consciousness and inspire meaningful action. The 2019 Festival theme is Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty: Finding Catalysts for Progress.
George Batah, Executive Director, Syrian Youth Empowerment
Majed Abdulsamad, Urban Designer, Global Designing Cities Initiative (Initiative by Bloomberg Philanthropies)
Tickets for this event are available here
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