Perth Writers Festival Closing Address: Marwa Al Sabouni

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Perth Writers Festival Closing Address: Marwa Al Sabouni
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Perth International Arts Festival says
Take a look at how the built environment directly affects the community that inhabits it.

Syrian architect Marwa al-Sabouni has watched her homeland be torn apart by civil war. How did this beautiful country turn from its tolerant past, with churches and mosques built side by side, to its current state of violence and displacement?

As bombs fell around her, al-Sabouni stayed in Homs, making plans to build hope from carnage. Her memoir The Battle for Home looks at how the built environment directly affects the community that inhabits it.

She argues that architecture has an important role to play in understanding the past, rebuilding the country and reversing the damage war has inflicted on the Syrian people.

More info – http://perthfe.st/2dQs4pp

The full 2017 Perth Writers Festival program will be announced on Wednesday 11 January.
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By: Perth International Arts Festival