Zaha Hadid, award-winning architect
Sheila Canby, Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge, Department of Islamic Art, MMA
Joseph Giovannini, architect
One of the foremost Iraqis of her generation, and an internationally celebrated architect, Zaha Hadid speaks about culture, transition, and architecture in the evolving Arab World. Zaha Hadid is an Iraqi-British architect. She received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004—the first woman to do so—and the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. Her buildings are distinctively futuristic, characterized by the "powerful, curving forms of her elongated structures" with "multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to evoke the chaos of modern life."
This event is presented in conjunction with Iraq Now! A festival of contemporary Iraqi culture presented in collaboration with Alwan for the Arts.
Image above: Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre exterior perspective rendering. © Zaha Hadid Architects
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