Building the Independent Nation: Morocco’s architectural heritage, 1940-1980

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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This lecture will highlight some of the built experiences in Morocco between 1940 and 1980, assessing its significance within the long cultural history of Morocco. It concludes with a discussion of architectural heritage preservation, posing such questions as what are the criteria for determining what should be documented and preserved, and what are the challenges in doing so?

The lecture is intended for all audiences interested in architecture and planning, as well as those interested in learning more about Moroccan architecture and culture. The presentation will be followed by an extended Q&A.

Speaker Biography:
Lahbib El Moumni is an architect and professor at the school of Architecture in Casablanca, Morocco. In 2016 he and fellow architect Imad Dahmani founded Association MAMMA (Mémoire des Architectes Modernes Marocains) to highlight the built heritage of Morocco from the last 15 years of the Protectorate through 1980. The work of MAMMA includes researching and archiving architectural heritage of this period, as well as raising awareness of it through conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and seminars on the architecture, art, and history of Modern Morocco.


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