Awards & Reviews
‘A visionary memoir.’
‘One of the most remarkable people.’
Take a look at how the built environment directly affects the community that inhabits it.
Syrian architect Marwa al-Sabouni has watched her homeland be torn apart by civil war. How did this beautiful country turn from its tolerant past, with churches and mosques built side by side, to its current state of violence and displacement?
As bombs fell around her, al-Sabouni stayed in Homs, making plans to build hope from carnage. Her memoir The Battle for Home looks at how the built environment directly affects the community that inhabits it.
She argues that architecture has an important role to play in understanding the past, rebuilding the country and reversing the damage war has inflicted on the Syrian people.
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- As bombs fell around her, Syrian architect Marwa al-Sabouni stayed in Homs throughout the civil war, making plans to build hope from carnage. Her ideas are now laid out in a visionary memoir. But will anyone listen? View