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In-person RSVP: Mashrabiya or Mashrafiya: Language, Art, and Architecture



Mashrabiya or Mashrafiya: Language, Art, and Architecture | Thurs. May 18, 2023 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT | Hybrid

Join us for an evening discussing the art, architecture, and language of the Mashrabiya, or is it Mashrafiya? We’ll dive into the nuances of the two terms, the significance of the structure, and the function and beauty the mashrabiya provides with Dr. Ali Dabbagh. Don’t miss this fascinating event in person or virtually!

Dr. Ali Dabbagh is a retired architect and urban planner from Baghdad, Iraq. Prior to his retirement and relocation to the United States, Dr. Dabbagh designed and implemented commercial and residential buildings in Iraq, England, France, Kuwait, and Oman. He has two design patents in low-cost spanning systems for housing and public buildings and designed the “Khanjar” City in Muscat, Oman.

Dr. Dabbagh graduated from the University of Baghdad with a BSc in Architecture and MSc in City Planning. He received his PhD from Sheffield University.

When he is not designing buildings, you can find Dr. Dabbagh immersed in a book about history, religion, philosophy, or politics. He currently resides with his wife in Ardmore, PA.


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