Marwa al-Sabouni runs a private architectural studio in Homs, Syria. Despite the destruction of large parts of the city, she has remained in Homs throughout the war. She believes that architecture played a crucial role in the slow unravelling of Syrian cities’ social fabric, preparing the way for once-friendly groups to become enemies instead of neighbours. In her book The Battle for Home she explores the role architecture and the built environment play in whether a community crumbles or comes together, and offers insights on how her country (and a much-needed sense of identity) should be rebuilt. She is in discussion with author, journalist and artist Molly Crabapple, who has drawn in and reported from Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi’s migrant labour camps, and in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, the West Bank and Iraqi Kurdistan.
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We endeavour to hold events in venues that are accessible to all. There is lift access to all floors and there are accessible toilets on every floor. The venue has a hearing loop system. There are accessible parking spaces directly outside the main entrance, accessed via Farr’s lane. These spaces require a parking permit which can be collected from the front desk on arrival and are issued on a first come first served basis. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. If you have specific access concerns, it is advisable to contact the venue.
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