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Wed 02.22.2012

Change: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present Exhibition Opening

When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Where: At The Center   

Join us for the opening of two related exhibitions: Change: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present, New York City's first exhibition on contemporary architecture and engineering in the middle east; alongside the U.S. debut of City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982.

6pm doors open
7pm performance by Heather Raffo and Salaam, Iraqi
maqam and jazz

Cost: free

Organized by the Center for Architecture.

Change: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present is on view at the Center for Architecture February 22 – June 23, 2012.

City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982 is on view at the Center for Architecture February 22 - May 5, 2012.

The presentation of these exhibitions at the Center for Architecture is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:

Benefactor:

Lead Sponsor:

Sponsors:
Eytan Kaufman Design and Development
FXFOWLE

Supporters:
Arup
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Dewan Architects & Engineers
GAD
HDR
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
NAGA Architects
Ramla Benaissa Architects
RBSD Architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
World Monuments Fund
Zardman

Food and beverages generously provided by







RELATED PROGRAMMING

Opening Reception
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 6-9pm

Change in the Middle East: Preserving the Past, Inventing the Future
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 11am-5pm

LIVE FEED: Middle East Collaborations 2005-2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6-8pm

Culture and Climate: Contemporary Architectural Responses in the Middle East
Thursday, March 1, 2012, 6-8pm

Guided Exhibition Tour @theCenter
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 6-7:30pm

Iraqi Culture Pre- and Post- Invasion: From Secular to Sectarian
Thursday, March 15, 2012, 6-8pm

Building ANew: Noor Theatre Presents A Reading of Short Plays by Award-Winning Middle Eastern Playwrights
Friday, March 16, 2012, 7pm

Faster and Bigger: Building in the Middle East
Monday, April 2, 2012, 6-8pm

FamilyDay@theCenter
Saturday, April 14, 2012

Practice in the Middle East
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 8-9:30am

Architecture in Baghdad, Then and Now
Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 6-8pm

The National Mosque of Baghdad Competition: A Conversation Between Denise Scott Brown, Renata Holod and Frederic Schwartz
Friday, May 4, 2012, 6-8pm

IRAQ FILM SERIES
Fridays throughout the exhibition duration starting at 6:30pm
February 24, 2012: About Baghdad (2004) - Q&A with Iraqi poet and writer Sinan Antoon and Pedro Azara, curator of Baghdad, 1952-1982
March 2, 2012: Nice Bombs (2006)
March 9, 2012: Son of Babylon (2010)
March 23, 2012: Daily Baghdad (2004)
April 13, 2012: 16 Hours in Baghdad (2004) - Q&A with Iraqi actor Abbas Noori Abbood


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