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Suad Amiry, "Riwaq’s 50 Village Project in Rural Palestine"

20 March 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Organized by: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Venue: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall, Stubbins Room 112
Cambridge, MA

In 2005 Riwaq made a significant shift from the conservation of single building to the rehabilitation of entire historic centers.


Both however, kept job creation at the very heart of its work. Such a wide scale provision of jobs and community and cultural centers made cultural heritage a viable economic tool for development and social change.


Suad Amiry is a conservation architect and a writer. She is the founder of RIWAQ: Centre of Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine. Amiry taught architecture at Jordan and Birzeit University. She is the author of numerous books on Architecture. Amiry is the author of the acclaimed memoirs "Sharon and My Mother-in-Law", which received Italy's renounced literary Awards: Via Reggio (2004). Amiry and her Organization RIWAQ received numerous architectural awards amongst them was the prestigious "Aga Khan Award for Architecture" in 2013.


Supported by the Aga Khan Program at the GSD.


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