Public Lecture at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar: 100 Years of Architectural and Urban Traditions in the Arabian Peninsula: Towards Comprehensive Research Frameworks

Salama, A. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Description

This public lecture addresses the evolution of architectural and urban traditions in the Arabian Peninsula. It places emphasis on three major components; the first is interrogating the way in which geo-cultural politics may have instigated a contemporary discourse on architecture and the urban environment. The second is exploring the evolutionary process by identifying a considerable number of events that over a period of 100 years which are classified into political, economical, educational, infrastructural incidents. The relevance of these events is investigated followed by mapping them into actual manifestations on architecture and urbanism. The third component concerns itself with the impact of globalization on the cities on the Peninsula. Within the three explored components issues that pertain 'human agency', and issues of 'newness', 'nowness', 'being', and 'becoming' are debated which the move from tribal governance to modern state governance is discussed. The presentation develops into an argument for the need for research frameworks that have the potential of providing deeper insights into the understanding of the evolution of architecture and urbanism in the Arabian Peninsula.
Period8 Apr 2015
Held atPublic Lecture at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar: Public Lecture at hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar: 100 Years of Architectural and Urban Traditions in the Arabian Peninsula
Event typeConference
LocationDoha, Qatar

Keywords

  • contemporary architecture
  • urbanism
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • globalization
  • tradition
  • modernity
  • identity