Urbicide Syria

Università IUAV di Venezia
Scuola di Dottorato

Badoer, aula Tafuri
San Polo 2468

7 – 8 Aprile 2016
Wesam Asali, Jacopo Galli

The conference aims to develop strategies for the post-war reconstruction of Syria, expecting the peace and end the conflict. Only understanding the problems and imagining solutions during the war period it becomes possible to plan a future for a battered country. Iuav studies the urbicides, the deliberate destruction of cities, and aims to promote a new VENICE CHARTER OF RECONSTRUCTION that will present in ten points the actions necessary for the sustainable revival of the destroyed city.
One of the topics of current interest in the field of civic engagement and operational architecture is how to deal with the consequences of urbicides, the deliberate violence to the cities, their destruction and erasure of memory.The war in recent years has been fought in urban settings and urbicide is a modern form of genocide where the civilians, and the city where they live, are the primary target of destruction by the fighting forces.
We must reflect on the consequences of urbicides, involving countries also distant from the epicentres of the suffering, that affect the reception ability of the survivors and refugees, their return to the country of origin and the possible reconstruction of the cities offended by the madness of mankind. It is necessary to think about possible strategies for implementation of refugee camps close to the areas affected by urbicides, for the reconstruction of destroyed cities and for the necessary preservation of memory expressed through stone.


9.00 Tribute to Palmira

Monica Centanni
Director Centro Studi ClassicA Università Iuav di Venezia
In Praise of Courage: Khaled Al Asaad, in memoriam

Manar Hammad
Université Paris III, Paris
Bel/Palmyra Hommage

Paolo Fabbri
Demolitions, reconstructions and traces of memory

Roundtable and discussion on the charter
moderated by Farrok Derakhshani
Director Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Geneve

presentations by
Edoardo Bernasconi, Viola Bertini, Alessandro Dal Corso, Silvia Dalzero, Camilla Donantoni, Jacopo Galli, Massimo Mucci, Damiana Paternò, Piercarlo Palmarini, Michela Tettamanti

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