Imagining and designing a city of the future. Aleppo is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been rebuilt many times before.
The Aleppo Project participates in Rethink Aleppo, an initiative and series of events on May 5 organized and hosted by Pakhuis De Zwijger Amsterdam and others.
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The Aleppo Project
The Aleppo Project is an open collaboration to capture information about the past of the Syrian city, analyze the conflict that is destroying it, and help residents plan for the future. It focuses on those displaced from the city and others whose voices are rarely heard when it comes to peacemaking or reconstruction.
Education in Aleppo from Division to Reconciliation
Education in Aleppo has been as divided as the city. Divisions in education are likely to exacerbate tensions if the conflict comes to an end as children have spent some time growing up under different systems. Consideration needs to be given to how to bring the educational systems together and how to avoid some of the post-conflict tensions experienced in other war-torn countries over education.Read more
Aleppo’s Al-Madina Souq: Post-Conflict Reconstruction of its Social Functions
Aleppo’s Al-Madina Souq, the heart of the city and center of its centuries old history of trading, burned on September 2012.Read more
From Aleppo to Dresden with Love
One of the most enduring images of the conflict in Aleppo is a photograph of three buses lifted upright to stop government snipers firing on civilians across the frontline. The picture, taken in 2015, shows the barricade that cut a road once connecting two central neighborhoods.Read more
Reviving Aleppo’s Gastronomic Past
A long history, a diverse population, wealth and a great range of ingredients meant the city was a center of Middle Eastern gastronomy. War has shattered that. Now the remaining population struggles to feed itself and the knowledge and customs have been dispersed along with the people. Bringing back Aleppo’s food culture after the war will be central to restoring not just its economy but also identity and confidence.Read more
The Aleppo Scrolls – A Testimony of a Bloodied City
As Syria bleeds and its wounds multiply, governments across the world turn their eyes away. In Hungary, the Fidesz government invested 50 million euros of public funds in a campaign for a referendum to challenge the resettlement of 1,500 refugees agreed on the EU level. The government couldn’t convince enough of the electorate to vote on the referendum. The campaign failed.Read more