Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Hammams of Fez - Free Lecture

ALIF Lecture Series Presents The Hammams of Fez Their History and Architecture A lecture by Kamal Raftani 

Morocco is one of the countries with the greatest number of traditional living hammams. Despite this fact, this key civic building type remains poorly studied by researchers and professionals.

This lecture presents the Moroccan hammam and sheds some light on the formation and evolution of this traditional urban space. It focuses on the hammams of the world heritage city of Fez and presents an analysis of the architecture of this building type and its relationship with its urban environment. It investigates the historic context of the hammam, its origin, and the different influences that have contributed in shaping its architectural identity. It also assesses its current state and discusses its elements of sustainability.

Wednesday, July 13th at 6:15 PM ALIF Annex - Open to the public


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