Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series

On Public Architecture and Arab Modernity

Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series


In a time of increased social awareness and engagement, Amale Andraos considers the role of architecture in shaping new civic and collective spaces, across cultures and contexts, asking how can architecture learn from its past histories of public building, while also designing for contemporary and future forms of participation?

About the speaker:
Amale Andraos is Professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia University where she recently served as an Advisor to the Climate School. She is recognized as an architecture thought leader and has lectured and taught widely. Andraos is also a principal of WORKac, an award-winning practice committed to creating architecture that engages environmental and social concerns with a particular emphasis on public, cultural, and civic projects.

Andraos' publications include The Arab City: Architecture and Representation, co-edited with Nora Akawi, as well as We’ll Get There When We Cross That Bridge, 49 Cities and ‘Above the Pavement the Farm’ in collaboration with Dan Wood.

Date: Monday, March 4, 2024
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Fire Station