Our lab co-founder Iyas Shahin has received the Culture Resource Production Awards 2020 for his visual art project: M³ Damascus: Borders, Memory, Time.
This chapter from our lab is published in the book Urban Heritage Along the Silk Roads. It extracts the model of "the builder" in the late Ottoman rule in Syria and its transformation into today's building practices. It also extrapolates this model into a possible future role of everyday construction in shaping Damascus. The work was originally presented in Silk Cities in 2017.