Aleppo: A City and its Architecture
Lecture with Dr. Ross Burns, Topographical Historian
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
Through an illustrated lecture, Dr. Burns will share his insights about the storied city of Aleppo, which while currently at the center of modern conflict, was once the crossroads of ancient trade routes. He will address what is unique about its nature especially as it is reflected in the recent conflict and will provide insight about the architecture and the impact of the conflict on its monuments.
Ross Burns is the leading architectural and topographical historian of Syria, who has photographed and built a database of 100,000 images of the country during his time as a diplomat in Damascus and the Middle East. He is a noted speaker about the rich architectural history of the city, as well as the destruction that has taken place over the last five years.
This event is part of the Ismaili Centre Programmes, a diverse series of lectures, symposia, cultural and artistic programs hosted at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.
The Ismaili Centres are symbolic markers of the permanent presence and core values of Ismaili communities around the world. Incorporating spaces for social and cultural gatherings, intellectual engagement and reflection, as well as spiritual contemplation, they are bridges of friendship and understanding, and serve to enhance relationships among faith communities, government and civil society.
There is no charge for this event, however spaces are limited.