Talks, Academic Lectures & Publications

  • Parsons the New School for Design, School of Design Strategies, Work Presentation and Talk, New York, USA, 30 March 2010.
  • Norwegian University of Science of Technology (NTNU), School of Art and Architecture. Art and Common Space 2-day workshop leader, Trondheim, 11-12 Mar 2010.
    “Quantum Urbanism Workshop 2010”.
  • Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (ESA), Lecture, Paris, 22 Feb 2010.
    “Vers un Urbanisme Quantique”.
  • Technical University of Crete, Department of Architecture, invited lecturer, Crete, Greece, 17 Dec 2009.
  • Middle East Spatial Technology Conference(MEST 2009), Keynote Speaker, Manama, Bahrain, 8 Dec 2009.
    “Urban Design and Quantum Technology”
    http://www.mest.bh/speakers.htm
  • CENTQUATREVUE: SPATIALITE EFFECTIVE, Vol. 1 No. 1, 22 May 2009, Editions Ligne, France.
    “Warburg Revu (1ere Partie: Warburg Quantique)”
  • Technical University of Delft (TUDelft), Hyperbody Research Group, 1-day workshop leader and lecturer, Delft, Netherlands, 17 Sept 2008.
    “Quantum Design Workshop 2008”.
  • Norwegian University of Science of Technology (NTNU), School of Art and Architecture. Art and Common Space 2-day workshop joint leader and lecturer with Danah Zohar, Trondheim, 6-7 Mar 2008.
    “Quantum Worldview Workshop 2008”.
  • Norwegian University of Science of Technology (NTNU), School of Art and Architecture. Art and Common Space 3-day workshop leader and lecturer, Trondheim, 24-27 Apr 2007.
    “Quantum Design Workshop 2007”.
  • Goldsmiths University of London, Immersivity, Art, Architecture, Sound and Ecology lecture series: invited lecturer, London, 21 Oct 2006.
    “The Quameleon Project”
  • Norwegian University of Science of Technology (NTNU), School of Art and Architecture. Art and Common Space invited lecturer, Trondheim, 13 Oct 2006.
    “Beyond the Quantum Worldview”.
  • Royal College of Art (RCA), In the Realm of the Senses Cross-College Lecture Series: invited lecturer. London, 27 Feb 2006.
    “Architecture and Sound, Cityness and Waves”
  • META.morfosis: el museo y el arte en la era digital, MEIAC, Badajoz, Antonio Cerveira-Pinto ed, 2006, pp 146-153.
    “Quameleon: territorial pissings in the society-space-time continuum”
  • Norwegian University of Science of Technology (NTNU), School of Art and Architecture. Art and Common Space invited lecturer, Trondheim, 10 Feb 2006.
    “Architecture and the Quantum Worldview”.
  • Experimenta Design 2005, Bienal de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 16 Sep 2005 .
    OPEN TALKS: City & Architecture
    Ayssar Arida and Pedro Gadanho, hosted by John Thackara.
  • The Planned City? ISUF International Conference (refereed), Trani, Italy, 3-6 July 2003.
    “The 70-Year Itch or the Dawn of the Quantum City”
    Published in Proceedings of the International Conference, A. Petruccioli et al (ed.), Trani, 2003, vol.3, p.1006.
  • The Planned City? ISUF International Conference (refereed), Trani, Italy, 3-6 July 2003.
    “Memory Between Amnesia & Trauma: an urban proposal for the Marijin Dvor district, Sarajevo, B&H.” (with M. Stanton).
    Published in Proceedings of the International Conference, A. Petruccioli et al (ed.), Trani, 2003, vol.3, p.956.
  • Subtle Technologies Conference (selected presenter), Toronto, Canada, 23-25 May 2003.
  • (Theorising) History in Architecture and Design Conference (refereed: abstract), Oslo, Norway, 25-27 April 2003.
    “The 70-Year Itch or the Dawn of the Quantum City”
    Published in CON.TEXT, Elisabeth Tostrup & Christian Hermansen (ed.), Oslo, 2003, p.201.
  • Cities on the Edge international conference (invited keynote speaker), Melbourne, Australia, [ pdf ] 9-11 Oct 2002.
  • Layla Shamash’s The Leading Edge lecture series (invited speaker), Oxford Brookes University, UK, Feb 2002.
    “The New Language of the Quantum City”.
  • Quantum Everything? (public lecture), Notre-Dame University, Dept. of Architecture, Lebanon, May 2001.
  • SHAMS Festival for the Arts (keynote speaker), Beirut, Lebanon, April 2001.
    “MonoPolyPolis: Banknotes and Beirut”, Arabic version.
  • Random Access Memory (joint course leader), Advanced Architecture Design Studio, American University of Beirut, Architecture Department, Spring 2000.
  • Overlaps: The Interactive Edge (joint course leader), Advanced Architecture Design Studio, American University of Beirut, Architecture Department, Fall 2000.
  • My Rights to My City international symposium & workshop (keynote speaker), Alexandria, Egypt, Oct 2000.
    “MonoPolyPolis: Banknotes and Beirut”, English version.
  • Thinking the City in the Post-Cartesian Paradigm (public lecture), American University of Beirut, Architecture Department, April 2000.
  • URBAN DESIGN International, Vol. 3 No. 3 Sept 1998, Routledge, UK.
    “Quantum Environments: Thesis conclusions”
  • Resource for Urban Design Information (RUDI), Sept 1998, www.rudi.net.
    “Quantum Environments”
  • Quantum Environments: Urban Design in the Post-Cartesian Paradigm (MA Thesis), JCUD – Oxford Brookes University, Sept 1998. Received Distinction and highest grade ever awarded at Oxford Brookes, became basis for book Quantum City.
  • Interactive Morphologies: Landscape as a Catalyst for Urban Regeneration & Development (Diploma Thesis, co-author), OBU, March 1998.
  • Past.Souks.Future (B.Arch Thesis, co-author), American University of Beirut, March 1994.

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