The “Leçon Inaugurale” by Ecole de Chaillot

Interview de Salma Samar Damluji par Elsa Ricaud, RMH Fellow 2012

Salma Samar Damluji and Elsa Ricaud, (RMH Fellow 2012)

Salma Samar Damludji, interviewed by Elsa Ricaud RMH Fellow 2012.

The “Lecon Inaugurale” took place at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine presented by Salma Samar Damluji, on March 4, 2014.
Salma Samar Damluji the great libanon-Iraki architect, a graduated from the AA School of Architecture of London, PHD, now is chair of Islamic Architecture at the American University of Beirut. She was the laureate of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2012.

Using her experience in Yemen, as illustration, she developed the complexities encountered in preservation and restoration of the traditional Earth Architecture.
The Egyptian Master, Hassan Fathy, had a great influence on her concept of the role played by architects.She gave a vivid picture of the leverage power of heritage in economic, social and cultural development.
Salma Samar Dumluji is the first woman invited to present the Inaugural Lecon at Chaillot.
Thanks to Mireille Grubert, Director of the Ecole de Chaillot, Elsa Ricaud, RMHF 2012, whose study topic was also Earth Architecture, had the privilege of interviewing Doctor Damludji.
The interview will be published by Philippe Cieren, Chief Editor of PIERRE d’ANGLE,
in the upcoming June issue of this magazine Pierre d’Angle, published by the Association des Architectes du France.

Elsa Ricaud, Fellow 2012

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