Bernard Khoury: Where the hell are the Arabs?

Bernard Khoury presents on his recent projects in Lebanon for this Current Work event.

November 3, 2011
7:00 p.m.

Bernard Khoury | Yabani, Beirut, Lebanon. Image courtesy Bernard Khoury / DW5

Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.

Bernard Khoury will present the work of his firm, founded as an independent practice in 1993.  As an architect, Khoury is preoccupied with presentness; he writes about the work of his firm: “I have given up on fantasizing on the future of cities.  My work is not about the past and it is certainly not about the future.”

Bernard Khoury studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (B.F.A/B.Arch). He received a Masters in Architectural Studies from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In 2001, he was awarded by the municipality of Rome the honorable mention of the Borromini prize given to architects under 40 years of age. In 2004, he was awarded the Architecture + Award. In 2008, Khoury was a visiting professor at the Ecole polytechnique Federale de Lausanne; he has lectured and exhibited his work in academic institutions in Europe and the U.S including a solo show of his work given by the International Forum for Contemporary Architecture at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin (2003) and numerous group shows including YOUprison at the Fondazione Sandretto in Turin (2008) and SPACE at the opening show of the MAXXI Museum in Rome (2010).

Moderated by Nicolai Ouroussoff. Ouroussoff is a writer and critic, and formerly served as The New York Times architecture critic.


This lecture is co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.



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