Architecture at the Amman Center is based in Studio-X Amman, which operates as a regional platform for conversations and research in architecture, focusing on questions of access, migration, representation, memory, and citizenship in the Arab region. Through partnerships with institutions and individuals on overlapping areas of interest or concern, Studio-X Amman’s projects invite audiences and collaborators to join Columbia’s faculty and students and other partners from around the world for programming and research initiatives. The activities, which include lectures, symposia, screenings, workshops, and seminars, have become recognized occasions for students, architects, designers, artists, and researchers to come together to exchange knowledge and ideas, and for new collaborative projects to emerge. Operating from Columbia Global Centers | Amman, Studio-X Amman has continued to expand and build upon ongoing projects.
Mohamad Ziad Jamaleddine
This conference aims to present three interrelated themes through which the right to the city can be understood, articulated or negotiated. These themes include Urban Policies and Governance; Social Fabric and Urban Practices; and Living in Amman: Housing, Access, and Speculative Growth.
Led by Khaled Malas and taking place over the course of eight meetings, a group of applicants viewed the encounter with Qusayr ’Amra as a singular lens into the continuities and distinctions associated with contemporary understandings of the first centuries of Islamicate space-making and visual culture.
Open Call for Participation: Encountering Qusayr ’Amra. Building Expenditure? The Second Janet Abu-Lughod Seminar, led by Khaled Malas
Provost John H. Coatsworth has announced the fifth round of grants from the President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF) on June 1, 2017. 11 projects received awards this year after being selected by a review committee of senior faculty drawn from both the Morningside and medical campuses.
Historic waves of migration, unprecedented digital activism, challenges to religious pluralism: amid all of these developments in the Middle East, Columbia Global Centers – Columbia University’s network of eight education and learning centers around the world – are exploring the implications of these changes on culture, health and safety, and politics in the region.
NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "With civil conflict, terrorist threats, and major health crises causing unprecedented disruption in communities all over the world, universities must step up to a new level of globalism in our outlook and in our activities," says Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University.
In March 2016, Studio-X Amman, in partnership with Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture, launched the Janet Abu-Lughod Library seminar, a series of meetings led by Zachary Sheldon, doctoral student in Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Chicago, and Fulbright Research Fellow in Amman.
On June 14, the Museum of Modern Art in New York hosted the book launch for The Arab City: Architecture and Representation, edited by Amale Andraos, Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and Architecture Advisor to the President, Nora Akawi, Studio-X Amman Curator and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
On June 9-12, architects and filmmakers gathered at the King Ghazi Hotel in downtown Amman for a program of film screenings and conversations on cinema, cities, counter-narratives, and subjectivity.
Results for the fourth President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF) round this year were announced on May 6, 2016.
Columbia and New York University may both lead the pack when it comes to developing a presence abroad, but they have markedly distinct ideologies that have informed their global campus footprints.
The 29 students in this year’s GSAPP New York-Paris Program have undergone an impressive transformation, the results of which were apparent to all present at Columbia Global Centers | Paris in May during their Intensif Workshop.