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Architecture of the TerritoryConstructing National Narratives in the Arab world

 - Architecture of the Territory
Architecture of the Territory examines the role that national narratives have in defining the Arab world through the use of architecture and urban planning, through 30 essays, by contributors of each region.
This territory, almost twice the size of the United States and home to 423,000,000 inhabitants, lacks sufficient and accessible research. In order to advance knowledge and critical thinking, this publication uncovers some of the mechanisms and narratives that have shaped the territory and its society. The selected essays, written by researchers and professionals, are the beginning of a dialogue, touching on themes such as agricultural strategies, imported housing typologies, the issues inherited from colonial borders, and the effect of politics on infrastructure projects and cultural heritage. While these critical contributions draw on local histories and context, they also run in parallel and contribute to the discourse on current global issues.
Edited by CAL / Collective for Architecture Lebanon.
Contributions by Ahmad Alagra, Ali Karimi, Asaiel Al Saeed, Aseel Alyacoub, Balsam Madi, Ben Tosland, Carine Assaf, Christine Mady, Dena Qaddumi, Eleftheria Exarchou, Faysal Tabbarah, Francois Nour, Galila Elkadi, Hamed Bukhamseen, Hanadi Samhan, Hareth Ramzi, Hicham Bouzid, Inass Yassin, Ines Tazi, Jumanah Abbas, Mahdi Sabbagh, Mahmud Tantoush, Majd Murad, Mazen Haidar, Mina Akhavan, Noor Toshani, Nour Joudah, Omniya Abdel Barr, Rana Beiruti, Rand Abdul Jabbar, Saphiya Abu Al-Maati, Sawsan Abou Zainedin, Yasmin Huleileh, Yasmine Kherfi.

Graphic design: Nathalie Elmir.
published in March 2023
English edition
16,5 x 23,5 cm (softcover)
384 pages (235 ill.)
ISBN : 978-614-8035-54-8
EAN : 9786148035548
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