The Politics of American Missionary Education in Nineteenth-Century LebanoN

A paper presented at the Buell Center Dissertation Colloquium, The Temple Hoyne Buell Center, GSAPP, Columbia University, New York, 3-4 May 2019.

Check the full programme of the colloquium here.


Constructing Beirut: Missionary Education and the Project of the City in Nineteenth-Century Lebanon

A short paper given at the Architectural History Workshop, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, London, 23 March 2019.

Read more about the SAHGB’s annual workshop and programme here.

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From Territory to City: Missionary Education in Nineteenth-Century Lebanon

An invited talk as part of the Forum on Education, within the theme of the inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2019The Rights of Future Generations,’ curated by Adrian Lahoud. Al-Qasimiyah School, Sharjah, 9 February 2019.

Read more about the education forum here.


Morphologies of Neoliberal Development: The Failed Project of (the) Capital in Beirut

A paper presented as part of the UCR panel ‘Reconsidering Political Narratives: Architectural and Urban Approaches to Studying Arab Cities’ at the BRISMES Annual Conference 2018: New Approaches to Studying the Middle East, King’s College, London, 24 June 2018

Read more about the UCR panel here and the conference here.


The Place Beyond the Coast: A Spatio-Political History of Mount Lebanon’s Interior

A paper presented at The Place that Remains: Recounting the Unbuilt Territory Conference, organised in parallel with Lebanon’s first National Pavilion participation at the Venice Biennale, LAU Beirut, 23-24 March 2018.

Read more about the conference here, and about the Lebanese Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale here.

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Typological Urbanism as Alternative to NeoLiberal Planning: case study on the Reconstruction of the Beirut Central District

An invited keynote talk following the University of Cyprus in Nicosia’s Urban Design Studio Jury and Exhibition, ‘Reclaim the contested city through open collectives, Beirut,’ Studio led by Socrates Stratis & Chrysanthe Constantinou, UCY, Nicosia, 14 December 2015.

For more information on the studio and event see here.