Future Aleppo

Courtesy Mmuseumm


Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18 2017

Location Info:

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90049

Between 2012 and 2015, a Syrian teen named Mohammed Qutaish created Future Aleppo, an installation that reimagined a modern, idyllic version of his hometown, which has been devastated by Syrian civil war since 2011. Qutaish now lives with his family in a refugee camp in Turkey; a four-by-four-foot version of the 3-D model was first displayed in New York's Mmuseumm in 2016. Qutaish built his project using cardboard, glue, colored pencils and watercolors, and erected not only historic sites such as Aleppo's Citadel — a medieval, fortified palace that's considered one of the oldest landmarks in the world — but also restaurants, gardens, rooftop pools, solar panels and helicopter pads.


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