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Ayssar Arida’s Saudisanti vs Magnasanti (Vincent Ocasla) on MoMA’s Design and Violence blog

The Museum of Modern Art’s Paola Antonelli and Parson’s Jamer Hunt have invited experts from fields as diverse as science, philosophy, literature, music, film, journalism, and politics to respond to selected design objects and spark a conversation with all readers around the connection between Design and Violence. Come see the insanity of Sim City 3000/Magnasanti […]
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Do Not Miss: Beirut Design Week 2013 + BDW Conference

  Exciting news: the 2nd edition of Beirut Design Week will kick off this 24th of June, and will run a varied programme throughout the city until the 30th. Not to miss is the launch party, and the BDW Conference on the 29th in LAU Beirut. Ayssar Arida will be joining Conrad-Bercah and Imad Gemayel […]
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[Save the Date] Ayssar Arida at TU-Berlin / 11 June 2013

If you’re in Berlin Tuesday 11.06, join us for a 5pm talk at the Technical University of Berlin Chair for Urban Design and Architecture.   Dienstag 11. Juni, 17:00 Uhr Ayssar Arida, Quantum City   Ayssar Arida is a practicing urbatect, writer, educator and entrepreneur. As an “urban design thinker”, his work ranges from digital […]
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[Save the Date] Ayssar Arida at Polypod Creative Series / 22 May 2013

[Save the Date] Ayssar Arida at Polypod Creative Series: 22 May 2013 at The Polypod Creative Series invites local and global luminaries to bring people together to discuss ideas and the creative process. The events take place within our informal studio space, which encourages more personal interaction with the speakers. So far the series have […]
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Programme of The Future of Design Education Conference, Beirut Design Week 27.06.2012

The programme of the upcoming Future of Design Education conference, part of Beirut Design Week 2012, has been set.  Says organiser Doreen Toutikian: We will be engaged in a compelling discourse with some brilliant local and international design thinkers and educators. With an ever-changing landscape and understanding of design as a discipline, what are the challenges that […]
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Perfect Timing: Hyperbody releases iA#4: Quantum Architecture

Coinciding with the relaunch of quantumcity.com, our good friends Kas Oosterhuis, Han Feng, and Xin Xia at Hyperbody have just released the 4th issue of the iA bookzine, this one focusing on Quantum Architecture. I was very happy to contribute again to the series (after the iA1 interview), and my paper, entitled “Urbanism and Architectures […]
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New quantumcity.com website up!

Hello everyone, I am excited to say that the after 9 years from launch, we finally managed to refresh the quantumcity.com website! In theory almost all the original content is still here, but better presented and easier to find. Beyond the usual Quantum City the book details, you will be able to (re)discover many articles […]
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AA at EXPERIMENTA DESIGN/LISBON BIENNALE 05

The podcast of the talk featuring Ayssar Arida and Pedro Gadanho, and hosted by John Thackara is now online at livelanguage.org Designers in the age of Fear- City and Architecture was recorded on: Sep 16 11h30 – 13h30, Lisbon
on November 14, 2005

ORCHITECTURE 0.9 AT CHISWICK HOUSE

The CSR’s first Orchitecture Event, a celebration of architecture through orchestra and vice versa, was a fantastic success. The live music/CCTV video installation developed by Ayssar Arida and Thor McB with the NLO for English Heritage had around 3000 visitors!
on November 14, 2005

SUM OVER HISTORY or THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS

Lebanese Urban Designer and Architect Ayssar Arida was about to write his piece for [OutsideEdge ejournal #03], when the assassination of Rafik Hariri sent Beirut into a state of crisis. […] Ayssar’s response was to offer his vision of the reconstruction of The Beirut’s Martyr’s Square, originally submitted as a proposal to an international design […]
on June 8, 2005

IT’S THE CITIES, STUPID.

The Urban Archipelago is a brilliant analysis of the post-election map of the US, that fits wonderfully within the quantum paradigm of complementarity (if you have the book, check out pp142-145, in chapter “Quantum Analysis of the Urban Realm” : forget BLACK/WHITE (or RED/BLUE!) and look at the finer grain, at the gradations, and suddenly […]
on November 16, 2004

AA AT VICKYH DESTINATIONS, GENEVA

Join us Thursday 28 October at Vickyh Destinations in Geneva for good drinks and good discussions! Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter, le jeudi 28 Octobre, pour rencontrer l’architecte Ayssar Arida, qui viendra prsenter et ddicacer son livre QUANTUM CITY. De 18h00 21h00 Vickyh destinations 92, rue des Eaux-vives 1207 Genve t. +41.22.940.17.47 […]
on October 21, 2004