Beirut Now: A Panel About Urban Landscape's Conflicting Desires

Thursday, November 7

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: Martin E. Segal Theatre, the Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Avenue, 34th St.

Panelists:

Nishan Kazazian, AIA

Beirut: The Scent and Music of its Past Architecture

Architect and Artist in NYC. He worked for major international architectural offices in NYC and Boston. Presently in private practice and teaching at Parsons, the New School for Design. Member, American Institute of Architects.

Simone Kosremelli

Old Souks: Past Glories and Present Tragedy

Architect and urban planner in private practice in Beirut since 1981. She is a Senior Lecturer at American University of Beirut, School of Architecture. Recipient, AUB Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Distinguished Alumna Award, 2007.

Muriel Skaf

From Post War to Post Reconstruction: Curious Case of Urban Planning

Muriel obtained a BA in Architecture from American University of Beirut (2011) and Master's of Planning (with honors) from University of Southern California (2013). She is presently employed at the World Economic Forum in NYC.

Nancy Kricorian

Bourj Hammoud, the Last Refuge?

Author of Zabelle, Dreams of Bread and Fire and All the Light There Was. Her next novel will focus on Bourj Hammoud.

Arpi Mangassarian

Bourj Hammoud, Longing to Breathe

Architect and urbanist in Beirut. She is Chief of Technical and Urban Planning, Office of Bourj Hammoud Municipality. She renovated an old Bourj Hammoud structure to create Badguèr, a cultural center.

Free & Open to the Public. Seating is Limited.

Co-sponsored with the World Alumni Association of American University of Beirut, New York Metropolitan Chapter.