Lecture by LEFT Architects (Ziad Jamaleddine and Makram El Kadi)
Response by Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia GSAPP
Co-founded by Ziad Jamaleddine, Assistant Professor of Architecture, and Makram El Kadi, who teaches at the American University of Beirut, LEFT is dedicated to examining the intersections of cultural and political productions as they relate to the built environment. With an interest in diverse programs, a focus on unconventional interpretations of design is posited, redefining the relationship between the object and both its context and its users from a social as well as an aesthetic perspective. Currently, LEFT is designing residential and cultural projects in New York, Beirut, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.