Onsite Talk: Evolution of the Lebanese House (Postponed)

As a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, this event has been postponed, and all ticketholders contacted.

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  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £12.00 - £15.00

    Includes wine reception.

Past Event
Onsite Talk: Evolution of the Lebanese House (Postponed) photo

In the 2020 Beirut port explosion, thousands of buildings were destroyed or severely damaged, including many of historical significance. Join architect Annabel Karim Kassar and Nathalie Chahine, architect restorer, with V&A Keeper Christopher Turner for an exploration of how the reconstruction of Beirut is being achieved through a community-led planning approach with a focus on restoration and traditional craft skills, rather than a wholesale commercial redevelopment.
The five-meter high installation at the V&A exemplifies this restoration, showcasing the recreation of a triple-arched window typical of late Ottoman Empire house, which Karim Kassar and her studio AKK has recently restored and conserved.

Background image: photo credit - V&A Museum