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Marwa Al–Sabouni

The Power of Home

Architecture, Geography and Conflict
Talks | Syria


Saturday 22 July,

35 year–old Syrian architect and mother of two, Marwa Al–Sabouni was born in Homs, and has a PhD in Islamic Architecture. Despite the destruction of large parts of her city, she has remained in Homs with her husband and children throughout the war.

In her recent book The Battle for Home, she explores the role architecture and the built environment play in whether a community crumbles or comes together, and she offers insights on how her country [and a much–needed sense of identity] should be rebuilt so that it will not happen again.


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