Marwa al-Sabouni has a PhD in Islamic Architecture and runs a private architectural studio in Homs, Syria. She has written for Architectural Review and Wall Street International. She is co-owner of the first and only online media site dedicated to architectural news in Arabic, Arch News. Despite the destruction of large parts of the city, she has remained in Homs throughout the war. She is the author of The Battle for Home (Thames & Hudson, 2016), in which 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 so that it will not happen again.
Events featuring this speaker
What's the best new thinking about the future of cities coming from architects, politicians and architectural commentators? What can we learn from recent experience in the UK, Brazil, Syria and elsewhere?
How do we create new cities for the world in which we now live? How do we ensure that cities treat our most vulnerable citizens well?