The Avery Review
Critical Essays on Architecture
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Ananya Roy expands on “Divesting from Whiteness”; Laura Kunreuther asks what democracy sounds like; Ann Lui contemplates belonging in After Belonging; Alexandra Délano Alonso advocates for sanctuary; Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman map the many borders beyond the wall; Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió reads Trump through Schumacher; Shela Sheikh translates Geontologies; Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi historicizes Insecurities at MoMA; Rachel Weber reports on Trump International Hotel & Tower.
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The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, taken on August 15, 2014, in Weber's Edifice Rex: Egos, Assets, and the Financialization of Property Markets. Photograph by Elesi.
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The Arab City: Architecture and Representation

Edited by Amale Andraos and Nora Akawi, with Caitlin Blanchfield

Moving beyond reductive notions of identity, myths of authenticity, fetishized traditionalism, or the constructed opposition of tradition and modernity, The Arab City: Architecture and Representation critically engages contemporary architectural and urban production in the Middle East.

Taking the "Arab City" and "Islamic Architecture" as sites of investigation rather than given categories, this book reframes the region's buildings, cities, and landscapes and broadens its architectural and urban canons. Arab cities are multifaceted places and sites of layered historical imaginaries; defined by regional and territorial economies, they bridge scales of production and political engagement. The essays collected here investigate cultural representation, the evolution of historical cities, contemporary architectural practices, emerging urban conditions, and responsive urban imaginaries in the Arab World.