• Thursday , 5 December 2019

The Battle for Home


As part of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, hear Syrian architect and writer Marwa Al-Sabouni speak about her book, The Battle for Home.

Sixty years on from the mass migration wrought by World War Two, it seems as if Peter Berger’s statement that ‘homelessness is the condition of modernity’ is coming true. With millions of people escaping war, famine and environmental catastrophe across the world, can everyone find a home? Is it possible for us to shift our thinking so that we live in the homes that we need as we progress through our lives? What if home ownership were not the norm? How does home and the way in which we shelter affecthow we act in our public and political lives? Join economist Dan O’Brien, architect and environmentalist Darran Anderson and Syrian architect and writer Marwa Al Sabouni for this thought-provoking discussion chaired by Professor Siobhán Garrigan, Loyola Chair of Theology at T.C.D.

This event, delivered in association with the Irish Architecture Foundation, is part of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, a programme of talks, readings, performances and screenings centred around the written word, running from 21-25 March (with a special programme of events celebrating International Women’s Day on 11 March). Full details of the programme are available on mountainstosea.ie.

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