Jeddah Makkah captured by Madani Sindi

Jeddah

Makkah vs Makkah

Sunday 17 – Wednesday 27 March 2019

In its fourth year, the Jeddah Visiting School will continue to expand its rich archive on Makkah, uncovering uncharted territories of exploration of the city that lies beyond the Holy Mosque.

We will challenge the notion of what constitutes a sacred boundary. Trekking into the unknown and exploring a unique urban quarrel of contrasts and contradictions, that prompts debate on the classification of space: public vs. private / holy vs. unholy.  

As Makkah undergoes its most dramatic period of transformation the students will work to capture its narrative as mosque, city and symbol. They will dissect the complexities of the city’s urban makeup, building on and reassembling the resources and findings collected in the archival book and the vignettes mapped over the past three years of the visiting school. Through the construction and deconstruction of the city the students will decipher the blueprints of Makkah as a collective whole. Working to present an experience bridging the visible and invisible landscapes of the city.

Applications

1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk for instructions to pay by bank transfer.

2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. 

Visas
Please note applicants should check their visa entry status into Saudi Arabia. All applicants must notify the AA of their travel arrangements upon applying for the visiting school, in order to arrange visa issuance with the Ministry of Interior. 

Insurance
All participants are reponsible for their own insurance including travel and health insurance. All participants also need to ensure that any equipment and valuable items such as laptops are covered by their own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen.

Location
Effat University
P.O.BOX 34689
Jeddah 21478
Saudi Arabia

Fees

The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £850 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee.
Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.

Eligibility 
The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, phd candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (SR7 or later) / or an equivalent CAD Drafting software.

Biographies

Hussam Dakkak is an architect based in London. Hussam is a co-founder of Studio Bound working on projects between Europe, and the Gulf.  

Basmah Kaki is an architect based between London and Jeddah. She received her Diploma in Architecture from the AA. She was awarded the RIBA Bronze President’s Medal, the SOM Foundation Travelling Fellowship and the Design Council award. Basmah has worked in London with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Sir Peter Cook. She is Programme Head of the AA Jeddah Visiting School and is also co founder and partner at Studio Bound, a multidisciplinary design and research studio based between Jeddah, London and Kuwait.

Hessa Al Bader is an architect based between London and Kuwait. She earned her architectural degree from the AA, where her final thesis was awarded an honourable mention in the Dennis Sharp writing prize. She is currently working with Wafra Real Estate in Kuwait, her previous experience includes working with AGi (Kuwait) and BDP (London). Hessa also serves as Programme Head of the AA Jeddah Visiting School and is also co-founder and partner at Studio Bound, a multidisciplinary design and research studio based between Jeddah, London and Kuwait.



Contacts

Programme Heads
Hussam Dakkak
Basmah Kaki
Hessa Al Bader

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782
visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk


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