[URBANTH-L]CITY DEBATES 2007 "Cities after Disaster: Filling the Voids"

FaDi S. Shayya blackche at yahoo.com
Fri May 4 06:08:56 EDT 2007

CITY DEBATES 2007 "Cities after Disaster: Filling the Voids"
The Graduate Program in Urban Planning & Policy and Urban Design (MUPP/MUD) cordially invites you to the CITY DEBATES 2007 conference entitled: "Cities after Disaster: Filling the Voids". On May 8, 9, 10 & 12, 2007 in the Architecture Lecture Hall (ALH). 
 For info, please e-mail visiting assistant professor Barbara Drieskens at bd05 at aub.edu.lb
Tuesday, May 8 & Wednesday, May 9
Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. (ALH) 
Walid Sadek (AUB) "Mourning in the Presence of the Corpse" 
Mona Harb (RU/AUB) "The Politics of Reconstruction in Post-War Haret-Hreik" 
Franck Mermier (IFPO) discussant 

Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. (ALH) 
Rabi Shibli (RU/AUB) "Beit bil Janub: The Rebuilding of Destroyed Houses in the South of Lebanon" 
Jala Makhzoumi (RU/AUB) "The Case of Qlaile and a Landscape Approach to Reconstruction" 
Serge Yazigi (ALBA) discussant
Thursday, May 10 & Saturday, May 12
Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. (ALH) 
Caecilia Pieri (EHESS) "Baghdad, a Palimpsest: What is at Stake in Cyclic Destruction/Reconstruction?" 
Habib Debs (RU/AUB) "The Reconstruction of Bint Jbeil: Social and Economic Urgency vs. Memory and Identity Concerns" 
Yasmine Makaroun (LU) discussant 

Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. (ALH) 
Samuel Bordreuil (CNRS) and Anne Lovell (INSERM) "New Orleans post Katrina: Rebuilding a City and/or an Urban Society?" 
Aita Group (RU/AUB) "Aita Shaab: Village Debates" 
Barbara Drieskens (AUB) discussant 
12 p.m. 
Maher Abi Samra and Mansour Aziz (Sinamayat) "Documenting the Voids: Photographs and Videos" 
12:45 p.m. 
Eric Verdeil (CNRS) "Reconstruction in Perspective: Conclusion and Debate"
ALH: Architecture Lecture Hall 
RU: Reconstruction Unit 
AUB: American University of Beirut 
IFPO: Institut Francais du Proche-Orient 
ALBA: Association Libanaise des Beaux Arts 
EHESS: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales 
LU: Lebanese University 
CNRS: Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique 
INSERM : Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale

Fadi Shayya, (fss10 at aub.edu.lb)
Urban Design Graduate Student
MUPP-MUD Program, Department of Architecture & Design
American University of Beirut

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