Date(s) - 16/03/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Place Understanding and Narration & the Processes and Practices of Patrimonialization
“Forgotten and Unofficial Narratives from Jordan”
Dr Rami Daher is a practicing architect and an academician. He has taught at the German Jordanian University, the American University of Beirut, Jordan University of Science and Technology, and at Texas A&M University. Daher earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Jordan (1988), a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota (1991), a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University (1995), and did post-doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley (2001). A heritage and urban regeneration specialist interested in research related to politics and the dynamics of public space-making and new interventions in existing historic settings, Daher is also a co-founder and principal of TURATH: Architecture & Urban Design Consultants (1999-present), and Metropolis: Cities Research Council (2008- Present), the research arm of TURATH. He has worked and published extensively on issues related to architectural heritage conservation and adaptive reuse, urban practices, neoliberal urban transformations, and the politics of heritage and place making in the Arab City, cultural and heritage tourism, urban activism and critical theories & epistemologies. Rami Daher is from Amman, a product of Amman, and with a very strong sense of belonging to Bilad al Sham.