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

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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!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 présenter et dédicacer son livre QUANTUM CITY. De 18h00 à 21h00 Vickyh destinations 92, rue des Eaux-vives 1207 Genève t. +41.22.940.17.47 […]

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AYSSAR ARIDA: AN EDGE IS NOT A BORDER

A thought provoking interview/discussion with Maja Lovrenovic in new webzine Podroom…

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THE WHOLE IN THE PART, THE HOLE IN THE PART, an essay

A short essay by AA just published in the fascinatingly titled Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness Ejournal. A personal stream of consciousness reflection on being away from Beirut…

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“INTUITION BUILDS BETTER CITIES”: AN INTERVIEW / DISCUSSION BETWEEN AYSSAR ARIDA AND CARLOS SANT’ANA

The English version of the AA Interview from ARCHITECTURA E VIDA, JAN 2004 is now online.

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“INTUITION CAN BUILD BETTER CITIES…”

Portuguese magazine Architectura E Vida has published an interview of Ayssar (aka AYASSARD 😉 ) Arida by Carlos Sant’Ana in its January 2004 issue. Text is in Portuguese, but an English version should be up here soon.

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C O N . T E X T

The proceedings of the (theorising) History in Architecture and Design conference, held in Oslo 25-27 April 2003 have just been published, and include a slightly different version of Ayssar Arida’s THE 70 YEAR ITCH OR THE DAWN OF THE QUANTUM CITY, it’s on page 201.

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