SKETCH FOR SYRIA. A global effort for Syria

27/08/2017
SKETCH FOR SYRIA. A global effort for Syria
Exhibit at Università Iuav di Venezia [VEN] Italy
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Room view. Sketch for Syria - Università Iuav di Venezia. Image courtesy of Iuav
"SKETCH FOR SYRIA. A global effort for Syria" is a exhibit at Università Iuav di Venezia, showing 150 sketchbooks drawn by architects from all over the world.
Thanks to the agreement, signed on July 14th between Universita Iuav di Venezia with UN-ESCWA, the UN Agency in charge of drafting the agenda for the reconstruction of Syria, the “Sketch for Syria” initiative was born: a call to all the architects of the world to imagine, trace and share possible scenarios for the reconstruction process. 52 sketchbooks came directly from Syrian cities: Damascus, Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Tartus showing their peaceful strength of architecture.

The positive value of the initiative is the consciousness about the real meaning of the reconstruction process: the ability to imagine a possible future in the rubble of the war. Many architects have left a mark: retracing past or imaginary travels, tracing hypothesis about the future, thinking about the drama of refugees and migrants, choosing artistic provocation, transforming their pencils in peaceful weapons. It is the new value recognized to the forerunner mind, housed by Iuav, an outpost of humanistic resistance.

150 architects from 26 nations were invited in the call for drawings  launched in July by Iuav, UN-ESCWA and I-Barbon Shipping & Logistics to collect ideas and designs for Syria:
 
A12 Associati, Ace-Dam, Samer Adeeb, Abdulrahman Adi, Rose Ahmad, Hazar Ahmd, Francisco Aires Mateus, Manuel Aires Mateus, Al Borde Arquitectos, Moumena Albarazi, Benno Albrecht, Hanin Alhalak, Mustafa Alhamwy, Ahed Alkhatib, Zaki Rabia Alkhatib, Diala Alkhoury, Tala Alshami, Roaa Alturek, Massimo Alvisi, Abdalla Asaad, Felipe Assadi, Hala Asslan, Yehya Al Aswad, Fadi Attoura, Aldo Aymonino, B22, Babau Bureau, Steve Baer, Ricardo Bak Gordon, Nourhan Al Bakkour, Roland Baldi, Nicola Barbugian, Lamira Al Baroudi, Fabrizio Barozzi, Alia Bassioni, Alejandro Beals, Paolo Belardi, Gaetano Bertolazzi, Federico Buonincontro, Ciro Cirillo, Serena Cominelli, Diana Corbaci, Roberto Corradini, Javier Corval·n, Raffaele Cutillo, Fares Dahabi, Silvia Dainese, Alessandro Dal Corso, Armando Dal Fabbro, Salma Samar Damluji, Brunetto De Batte - Giovanna Santinolli, Lana Diab, Mariam Doghouz, Fernando Dowling, Elton_Leniz Arquitectos, Huda Hamal Ennabeh, Antonio Esposito, Alberto Ferlenga, Marco Ferrari, Emanuele Fidone, Fosbury Architecture, Cherubino Gambardella, Fabrizio Gay, Muhammad Ghanem, Kinda, Maya, Nadine Ghannoum, Abd Al Ghany, Simone Gheduzzi, Sean Godsell, Leonard Grosch, Moukhles Al Hafez, Mouhannad Hatem, Adam Hatvani, Mohamed Haya, Mohamad Al Henawi, Alfarhattian Houzzam, Gianluca Iannotta, Amer Al Issa, Rebal Jaber, Rama Jber, Rneem Jber, Kristen Jubran, Rim Kalsoum, Victoria Kassar, Driss Kettani, Alaa Al Khatib, La Macchina Studio, Labics, Vincenzo Latina, Jose Ignacio Linazasoro, Jorge Lobos, Loopo Studio, Riccardo Lopes, Jose Lorenzo-Torres, Kevin Mark Low, Guilherme Machado Vaz, Chiara & Carlo Magnani, Shaza Al Manakly, Davide Marazzi, Patrizio Martinelli, Haya Massimi, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Ettore Maria Mazzola, Antonio Monestiroli, Mohamed Al Mufti, Samira Muhammed - Samer Al Baroudi, Abdulkarim Mustafa, Ghiath Obaidy, Piercarlo Palmarini, Morpho Papanikolaou + Beetroot, Angela Paredes - Ignacio Pedrosa, Sergio Pascolo, Marco Provinciali, Philippe Rahm, Aahed Annasser Rajjoub, Yamen Ranjous, Abd Al Raouf Al Hamwi, David Raponi, Abdal Razak Dawalibi, Massimiliano Rendina, Kinga Rusin, Gretta Saied, Ahmed Al Salhi, Abdallah Samo, Philippe Samyn, Dania Saoud, Kinda Sati, Ziad Shahet, Hazem Shahrour, Hala Al Shimali, Samia Shkair, Reem Shahadeh, Alvaro Siza, Souheil Sleiman, Carin Smuts, Southcorner, Studio Albori, Nourhan Sundouk, Jrgen Bech Taxholm, Carlo Terpolilli, Alessandro Tessari, Anas Tmraz, Emilio Tunon Alvarez, Davide Vargas, Riyad Al Wadi, Mohammad Fares Whby, Peter Wilson, Mohammed Zanboua, Samar Waleed Zaydan, Samir Abu Zeina.
 
Universita Iuav di Venezia confirms the ethic commitment that has always characterized the institution. Iuav’s efforts in favour of Syria have been several, launched during 2016: the Tribute of Venice to Palmyra, dedicated to the archaeologist Khaled Al Asaad; the Urbicide Syria / Postwar Reconstruction conference with the most important international experts of architecture, art and archaeology in Syria; the drafting and sharing of the Venice Charter on Reconstruction.
Edited by 
Jacopo Galli with Luna Rajab
Set up by
Marco Ballarin, Jacopo Galli