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Exhibit Design & Museum-Related Projects: Skirball Cultural Center

Future Aleppo

May 23–September 3, 2017

Future Aleppo at the Skirball was an installation about the human capacity for resilience, hope, and perseverance in times of darkness. A four-by-four-foot model, Future Aleppo was created by a young Syrian boy and aspiring architect named Mohammed Qutaish while living through the indiscriminately violent war in Aleppo. Between 2012 and 2015, as he witnessed his beloved city being demolished, Mohammed crafted his vision for the future of Aleppo using paper, wood, colored pencils, and glue. This small installation at the entrance to the museum had a profound impact.

All images are © Skirball Cultural Center, 2017

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