Wednesday, 04. October 2023, 18:00-20:00
Book launch of the new publication of the Syrian Heritage Archive Project, supported by the association “Friends of the Museum for Islamic Art at Pergamon-Museum”, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, and published in English in Beirut by AL AYN Editions, 2023.
The book documents the local knowledge behind what constitutes a courtyard house in Aleppo, and how that corresponds to local building materials and techniques.
Broadly informative, the study draws upon unique documentation, sharing hands-on experience of local and international scholars and professionals across a variety of disciplines – including geography, art history, architecture, archeology, structural engineering, landscape architecture, stone masonry, and carpentry.
Dima Dayoub: is an architect and urban researcher based in Berlin. Formerly, she worked in a consultancy office on rehabilitation projects in the Old City of Aleppo before moving to Germany, where she completed her masters’ degree in 2015, on the social and spatial resilience of Aleppo during the armed conflict at the Technical University of Stuttgart. Currently, she is involved in coordinating several initiatives at the Museum for Islamic Art at Pergamon-Museum in Berlin, researching and archiving Syrian Cultural Heritage with a primarily focus on Aleppo.
Anne Mollenhauer: Anne Mollenhauer completed a PhD in Archaeology on the Development of Central Hall Houses Houses at the Levant in the 19th and early 20th century at the University of Frankfurt. She is specialized on Building Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Preservation and coordinates several heritage preservation projects as a freelancer in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan-Iraq and on behalf of the Museum for Islamic Art on Syrian Cultural Heritage.
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