I always enjoyed these public talks in Amman. They’re sort of part philosophy, part urban planning, and part architecture. If you’re in Amman this Sunday, it’s in Jebel Webdeh at the National Gallery for the Fine Arts, if I recall correctly, just behind Abdali bus station.
I still have my poster from the gallery of a group of colorfully garbed Arab women covered from head to toe with only the eyes showing–gazing mournfully at their day-glo ice cream cones. The artist is Laila Shawa, the print is called “Impossible Dream”.
Here’s the announcement with link:
Please find attached an announcement for a Public Lecture by Dr. Rami Farouk Daher entitled:
Public Space & Public Sphere:: &
Sunday November 11 at 7:00 pm
atfor Fine Arts, Jabal Lweibdeh
The Lecture is sponsored by the Goethe Institute in collaboration with Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE).
Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE)P.O.Box: 830751
Telefax: +(962) (6) 4615297