“Over time, Baghdad became a palimpsest of successive attempts to manage its growth and transformation; repeatedly overwritten and obscured on the one hand, and constantly rediscovered and employed as a catalyst for new ideas by successive actors on the other.”
Publication: “Palimpsestic Urbanism: Glimpses of Post-World War II Baghdad,” in Baghdad: Eye’s Delight, 58-65, edited by Julia Gonnella, Mounia Chekhab Abudaya, et al. Doha: Museum of Islamic Art, 2022.
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Image: Jewad Selim, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art