George Arbid (PhD) is an architect and a historian. He holds a degree in Architecture from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) and a Doctor of Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He taught at ALBA and at the American University of Beirut. His research and writings cover modern architecture in Lebanon and the Arab World. He is a co-founder and director of the Arab Center for Architecture (ACA) in Beirut. www.arab-architecture.org
Modernism in the Arab World: An Archive.
The creation of the Arab Center for Architecture in 2008 in Beirut marked a step towards more recognition of the importance of modern architectural heritage. This talk will reflect on the activities of the center, namely the building of a physical archive in Lebanon, curating of exhibitions, organizing conferences, workshops and publications.