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Farès El-Dahdah
Professor
Professor of the Humanities
 
e-mail:fdahdah@rice.edu
 
  • D.Des. Architecture (1992) Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • M.A.U.D. Urban Design (1989) Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • B.Arch. Architecture (1987) Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  • B.F.A. Architecture (1986) Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
 
Primary Department
   School of Humanities
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Humanities Research Center
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Humanities
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    Websites
     fareseldahdah.rice.edu
     hrc.rice.edu
     hrc.rice.edu/imagineRio
     
    Research Areas
     Urban and Architectural History in Brazil; Spatial Humanities; Digital Humanities
     
    Teaching Areas
     Urban and Social Evolution of Rio de Janeiro; Modern Architecture in Brazil; Diachronic Mapping
     
    Selected Publications
     Articles
     

    Farès el-Dahdah. "Burlesque Beds." Macguffin: The Bed, no. 1 (2015): 128-139.

     
     

    Farès el-Dahdah. "Leisure and Pleasure: an interview with Farès el-Dahdah." Brownbook: Oscar Niemeyer in Abu Dhabi, no. 1 (2015): 66-69.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Brasilia: A Capital Transfer Project no Longer Postponed." ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America (April 2010): 10-14.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Brasília, um objetivo certa vez adiado." Arquitextos 10, no. 119.02 (April 2010). http://www.vitruvius.com.br/index.php/revistas/read/arquitextos/10.119/3363 (accessed April 23 Apr. 2010).

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "The Dislocation of Brazil’s Capital: A Long-Standing Project." Docomomo Journal, 43 (2010): 14-21.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Lucio Costa e a preservação de Brasília." Minha Cidade 11, no. 9 (June 2009): 265. http://www.vitruvius.com.br/minhacidade/mc265/mc265.asp (accessed January 22, 2010).

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "La arquitectura contemporánea ante Niemeyer." AV Monografías, no. 125 (2007): 22-29.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Lucio Costa Preservationist." Future Anterior III, no. 1 (2006): 59-67.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "As redes de Lucio Costa." Arte Futura, no. 3 (2002): 16-17.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Heavy Metal: Bernard Khoury's B018." Architecture Magazine (February 2000): 78-85.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Letter from Proudhon to Marx." Assemblage, no. 41 (2000): 21.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Shedding Light on the Beck." Cite, no. 47 (2000): 16-22.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "The Steel Trap." Architecture Magazine (July 2000): 102-29.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Veladuras pétreas." Arquitectura Viva, no. 71 (2000): 84-91.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. Review of The Little House. ANY, no. 17, 1997.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Letter from Abu Dhabi." ANY, no. 13 (1996): 8-9.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Project: Inert Atmosphere Cases." National Museum News, no. 4 (1996): 20-21.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "On the First Postwar Exhibition." National Museum News, no. 1 (1995): 12-13.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "For Loos' Pleasure: the Joséphine Baker House." Assemblage, no. 26 (1995): 72-85.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Inert Atmosphere Cases for the Beirut National Museum Mummies." National Museum News, no. 1 (1995): 8-9.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "La Fiera Internazionale Permanente di Tripoli, 1962." Casabella, no. 622 (1995): 44-45.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "(Love) Letter from Plano: A Play of Sorts." ANY, no. 11 (1995): 10-13.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "The Folly of S/M: Recto Verso." Assemblage, no. 18 (1992): 6-19.

     
     Books
     

    Cavalcanti, Lauro, Farès El-Dahdah, and Francis Rambert, eds. Roberto Burle Marx: la modernité du paysage/Roberto Burle Marx: The Modernity of Landscape. Barcelona: Actar, 2011.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès, ed. Seminário Lucio Costa, Arquiteto. Proceedings of Seminário Lucio Costa, Arquiteto, Museu Nacional, Brasilia, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro: Casa de Lucio Costa, 2011).

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès, ed. Lucio Costa, Arquiteto. Rio de Janeiro: Casa de Lucio Costa, 2010.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès, ed. Oscar 102/Brasilia 50: Eight Cases in Brazil's Architectural Modernity. A@R 46. Houston: RSA, 2010.

     
     

    Cavalcanti, Lauro, and Farès El-Dahdah, eds. Roberto Burle Marx 100 Anos: a permanência do instável. Rio de Janeiro: Rocco, 2009.

     
     

    Cavalcanti, Lauro, and Farès El-Dahdah, eds. Roberto Burle Marx: kunst und landschaften. Berlin: Brasilianische Botschaft, 2010.

     
     

    Cavalcanti, Lauro, and Farès El-Dahdah, eds. A doce revolução de Oscar Niemeyer. Rio de Janeiro: 19 Design, 2007.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès, ed. Lucio Costa: Brasilia's Superquadra. Case 5. Munich/Cambridge: Prestel/Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, 2005.

     
     

    Doumet-Serhal, Claude, Anne-Marie Maïla-Afeiche, Farès El-Dahdah, and Anne Rabate, eds. Pierres et croyances: 100 objets sculptés des antiquités du Liban. Beirut: Lebanese British Friends of the National Museum and Direction Générale de Antiquités, 1998.

     
     Book chapters
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Lucio Costa's Unbuilt University Campuses. "In Form and Pedagogy: The Design of the University City in Latin America," edited by Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro, 297-312. San Francisco: Applied Research & Design, 2014.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Oscar em Nova York: O Pavilhão e a ONU." In Oscar Niemeyer: Clássicos e inéditos, edited by L. Cavalcanti, 110-131. São Paulo: Itaú Cultural, 2014.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Brasilia, o la 'ciudad letrada' de Lucio Costa." In Utopías urbanas: geopolíticas del deseo en América latina, edited by Gisela Heffes, 389-411. Frankfurt: Vervuert, 2013.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès and Alida Metcalf. "Distant Frontier." In The Petropolis of Tomorrow, edited by Neeraj Bhatia and Mary Casper, 20-31. New York: Actar, 2013.

     
     

    El-­Dahdah, Farès. "Brasilia: City as Park." In Shaping the City Studies in History, Theory and Urban Design, edited by R. El-­‐Khoury and E. Robbins (2nd edition). New York: Routledge, 2013.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "A superquadra de Lucio Costa e a importância do lazer." In Brasília - Fortuna Crítica, edited by Alberto Xavier and Julio Kantinsky, 267-75. São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2012.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Lucio Costa e a Arquitetura." In ConvivênciaConvivenza: Lucio Costa e Marcio Kogan, 52-71. Venice: 13th International Architecture Exhibition, 2012.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Lucio Costa: Brasília como projeto paisagístico/Brasilia as a Landscape Architectural Landscape." In Razão e Ambiente/Reason and Environment, edited by Lauro Cavalcanti, 48-57. São Paulo: Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 2011.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Uma oportunidade perdida: O aeroporto sem precedente de Brasília." In Sergio Bernardes, edited by Kykah Bernardes and Lauro Cavalcanti, 46-53. Rio de Janeiro: Artviva, 2010.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Niemeyer: sem retas." In Tributo à Niemeyer, edited by Roberto Segre, 114-27. Rio de Janeiro: Viana & Mosley, 2009.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "La belleza también es función." In Oscar Niemeyer, edited by Lauro Cavalcanti, 89-95. Madrid: Fundación Telefónica, 2009.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Schoonheid is ook een functie." In Oscar Niemeyer: loopbaan en hedengaagse projecten (1936-2008), edited by Lauro Cavalcanti, 58-64. Heerlen: SCHUNK-Glaspaleis, 2009.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "A Beleza também é função." In Oscar Niemeyer: trajetória e produção contemporânea, edited by Lauro Cavalcanti, 61-72. Curitiba: Museu Oscar Niemeyer, 2008.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "A Beleza também é função." In Oscar Niemeyer: 10/100 produção contemporânia 1996-2006, edited by Lauro Cavalcanti, 63-74. Rio de Janeiro: Eventual, 2007.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Une ville en quatre échelles." In Brasilia: l'épanouissement d'une capitale, edited by Gérard Monnier, 163-69. Paris: Éditions A. & J. Picard, 2006.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "2000-01." In A Defining Journey: The Arthur W. Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship. Cambridge: Harvard University GSD, 2005.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "The Project of Brasilia." In Shaping the City Studies in History, Theory and Urban Design, edited by Rodolphe El-Khoury and Edward Robbins, 41-56. New York: Routledge, 2003.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Architectural Models." In Stones and Creed: 100 Objects from Lebabon's Antiquity, edited by Claude Doumet-Serhal, Anne-Marie Maïla-Afeiche, Farès El-Dahdah, and Anne Rabate, 155-58. Beirut: LBFNM and DGA, 1998.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Latent Parallelepipeds." In Slow Space, edited by Michael Bell, 408-25. New York: Monacelli Press, 1998.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Maquettes Architecturales." In Pierres et croyances: 100 objets sculptés des antiquités du Liban, edited by Claude Doumet-Serhal, Anne-Marie Maïla-Afeiche, Farès El-Dahdah, and Anne Rabate, 155-58. Beirut: LBFNM and DGA, 1998.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Pleasure 1 and 2." In Unprecedented Realism: The Architecture of Machado Silvetti, edited by K. Michael Hays, 242-53. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1995.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Bonfeu, le 1er mai, 2092." In Queues, Rendez-vous, Riots: Questioning the Public in Art and Architecture, edited by George Baird and Mark Lewis, 26-27. New York: Banff Centre Press, 1994.

     
     Conference papers
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Lucio Costa: o 'antropófago'." Seminário Lucio Costa, Arquiteto, edited by Farès el-Dahdah, 47-68. Proceedings of Seminário Lucio Costa, Arquiteto, Museu Nacional, Brasilia, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro: Casa de Lucio Costa, 2011).

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "The History of Brasilia. In Villes symboles du XXe siècle, edited by Gérard Monnier, 21-29. Proceedings of Villes symboles du XXe siècle, Mairie du Havre, Le Havre, France (Le Havre: Mairie du Havre, 2007). [http://france.icomos.org/fr/comite_groupe/comites_paysages_urbains.htm (accessed March 28, 2010)]

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "A arqueologia da modernidade de Lucio Costa." In Um modo de ser moderno: Lucio Costa e a crítica contemporânia, edited by Ana Luiza Nobre, et al., 289-293. Proceedings of Um século de Lucio Costa, Palácio Capanema, MinC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (São Paulo: Cosac & Naify, 2004).

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "On Solider's Motto: 'Beirut Ancient City of the Future'." In Projecting Beirut: Episodes in the Construction and Reconstruction of a Modern City, edited by Peter Rowe and Hashim Sarkis, 68-77. Proceedings of Projecting Beirut: Episodes in the Construction and Reconstruction of a Modern City, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA (New York: Prestel, 1998).

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Beirut Mythology: Ancient City of the Future." In The Dilemma of Intervention, edited by Ellen Soroka, 51-56. Proceedings of The Dilemma of Intervention Symposium, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Tempe. Ph.D. Symposium Series (Tempe: Herberger Center for Design Excellence, 1998).

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès, and Nader Tehrani. "'Imagineers.' Architects, and their Swans: A Simulacrum." In Architectural Education: Where we Are, 10-12. Proceedings of 80th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Disney World, Orlando (Washington: ACSA Press, 1992).

     
    Creative Works
     Architectural Designs - Lucio Costa - Arquiteto
     Exhibition in celebration of Brasilia's 50th anniversary at Museu Nacional, Brasilia, DF, Brazil (May 13 to August 8)., Museu Nacional no Conjunto Cultural da República, Brasilia, Brazil (13 May to 8 August)
     
     Installations - Les archives de Michel Chiha: pages d'histoire du Liban
     Exhibition co-curator and co-designer, Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon (2001)
     
     Commissioned Works - Inert Atmosphere Cases
     Beirut National Museum, Beirut, Lebanon (1997)
     
     Installations - Beirut National Museum - Workshop and Exhibition Space
     Beirut National Museum, Beirut, Lebanon (1996)
     
      Exhibitions - Group - Demarcating Lines
     Design project for a bathhouse on Beirut's 'green line', MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA (1991)
     
    Presentations
     Lectures
     

    "Platforms of Knowledge: Structures and their Semantic Supplements" In K2I Member Luncheon presentations series, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, Houston, TX, December 4.

     
     

    "Art, Research and the Digital Revolution: A Conversation with James Cuno." In ICAA’s Ideas Council inaugural conference: Between Private Passions and Public Responsibility, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. March 8.

     
     

    "Estudios territoriales a través de la cartografía, la iconografía y las técnicas digitales." In Workshop II: Territorio Guaraní, Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Pousadas, Argentina, June 5.

     
     

    "ImagineRio: A Diachronic Atlas of Rio de Janeiro's Social and Architectural Evolution" (w/ Jean Aroom, David Heyman, and Alida Metcalf). In 16th General Assembly, Centro de Convenções Sulamérica,  27th International Cartographic Conference, Rio de Janeiro, August 28.

     
     

    "ImagineRio: A Diachronic and Iconographic Atlas of Rio de Janeiro's Social and Architectural Evolution" (w/ Alida Metcalf). In lecture series, Houston Philosophical Society, Houston, TX, November 19.

     
     

    "Humanidades Públicas e Computacionais: Lugar e Espaço." In Arquitetura, Educação e Sociedade, Escola da Cidade, São Paulo, Brazil, December 3.

     
     

    "Lucia Costa and Brasilia." In Architecture, Cities, and Nature Lecture Series, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and Humanities, School of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. April 24.

     
     

    "imagineRio (1502-2016): A Diachronic Atlas of Rio de Janeiro." In Territorio Guarani: Culture, infrastructure and natural resources in the longue durée. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, April 11.

     
     

    "Divided and Iconic City: Monument, Meander, and Favela." In Cities by Design: Rio de Janeiro. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, October 29, 2013.

     
     

    "Four Resilient Images of Brazil: Parrots, Hammocks, Cannibals, and Logs." In Cities by Design: Rio de Janeiro. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, October 17.

     
     

    "Inadequate City (1808-1906)." In Cities by Design: Rio de Janeiro. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, February 12.

     
     

    "Inadequate and Marvelous City: A King, Two Emperors, and a Republic." In Cities by Design: Rio de Janeiro. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, October 24, 2013.

     
     

    "Land of Parrots, Posts, Hammocks, and Cannibals (1502-1565)." In Cities by Design: Rio de Janeiro. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, February 5, 2013.

     
     

    "Lodged Between Peaks and Bay (1565-1807)." In Cities by Design: Rio de Janeiro. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, February 7, 2013.

     
     

    "Oscar em Nova York: Internalização e Pedagogia." In Oscar Niemeyer; um Seminário, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil. December 13, 2013.

     
     

    "Outpost and Compact City: Lodged Between Peaks and Bay." In Cities by Design: Rio de Janeiro. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, October 22, 2013.

     
     

    "The Monument and the Meander (1906-2016)." In Cities by Design: Rio de Janeiro. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, February 14, 2013.

     
     

    "The Villain." In The Power of Ideas, Scientia Institute, Rice University, Houston, TX. March 12, 2013.

     
     

    Centro Carioca de Design. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: "imagineRio: A Diachonic Atlas of Rio de Janeiro's Social and Architectural Evolution" (with Verena Andreatta and Alida Metcalf). In New Cartographies: International Symposium, June 5.

     
     

    "The Consequences of Ephemera: Unbuilt Projects and Ideas they Left Behind." In Defining Ephemera, Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX. December 9, 2012.

     
     

    "Anthropophagy and Modern Architecture in Brazil." In Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. November 3, 2011.

     
     

    "Brasilia: A City Imagined in Text." In Concrete Utopias, symposium hosted by College of Architecture, University of Houston, Houston, TX. February 18, 2011.

     
     

    "Lucio Costa and Brazil's Architectural Modernity." In public lecture series, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. December 1, 2011.

     
     

    "Brasília, a cidade que veio do mar." In Aula Magna, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis, Porto Alegre, Brazil. August 9, 2010.

     
     

    "Brazil's Holy Architectural Trinity: Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer, and Roberto Burle Marx." In Brasilia Turns 50, public lecture series, School of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin, TX. 27 September, 2010.

     
     

    "Lucio Costa o antropófago."In Seminário Lucio Costa - Arquiteto held at the Museu Nacional, Conjunto Cultural da República, Brasilia, Brazil. July 28, 2010.

     
     

    "Occupying the Void: Royal, Imperial, and Republican Narratives in the Quest for a Capital in Brazil." In Conversa Lecture Series, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. April 22, 2010.

     
     

    "Theorist, Preservationist, and Architect: Lucio Costa the Cannibalist." In Tenth International Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA), Centro de Convenções Meliá 21, Brasilia, Brazil. July 22, 2010.

     
     

    "The Cosmopolitism of Brazilian Modernity." In Everything Must Move Symposium, School of Architecture, Rice University, Houston, TX. March 21, 2009.

     
     

    "The arkheBrasil Database." In The Digital Library and the Archives of Latin American Artists and Architects Workshop, School of Architecture, Rice University, Houston, TX. March 11, 2009.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "L'Histoire de Brasilia." Lecture, Cities, symbols of the XXth Century: Brasilia – Chandigarh – Le Havre – Tel-Aviv, Mairie du Havre, France, September 14, 2008.

     
     

    "Oscar 101: Architecture and its Meanders." In lecture series, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. November 25, 2010.

     
     

    "Oscar 101: Architecture and its Meanders." In lecture series, Escuela de Arquitectura, University of Puerto, San Juan, PR. December 25, 2008.

     
     

    "L'Histoire de Brasilia." In Cities, symbols of the XXth Century: Brasilia – Chandigarh – Le Havre – Tel-Aviv, Office de Tourisme du Havre, Département Congrès, Le Havre, France. September 14, 2007.

     
     

    "Oscar 100: Architecture and its Meanders." In lecture series, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. October 1, 2007.

     
     

    "Oscar Niemeyer et l'Architecture Contemporaine." In lecture series, Société Française des Architectes, Paris, France. September 17, 2007.

     
     

    PPB 50: NOVACAP and the Making of Brasilia." In lecture series, Department of Urban Planning & Design, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. October 2, 2007.

     
     

    "Brasilia: a City in Four Scales." In Maecenas Lecture Series, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. October 31, 2006.

     
     

    "Vernacular Paradigms in the Architecture of Lucio Costa." Seminar conducted by Michelangelo Sabatino, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture – University of Houston, TX. October 30, 2006.

     
     

    "Lucio Costa et l'art de vivre moderne." In Fellowship Talk Series, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada. July 22, 2005.

     
     

    "The Superquadra." In design studio conducted by Jorge Silvetti, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. March 2004.

     
     

    "The Space of the Pilotis." In lecture series, Department of Art History, School of Humanities, Rice University, Houston, TX. October 23, 2003.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "La Politique Patrimoniale du Projet de Brasilia." Journée Lucio Costa. Maison du Brésil, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, France. 14 Nov. 2002.

     

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "O Espaço do Pilotis: Entre Modernidade e História." Lecture Series, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 22, 2002.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Redes, Azulejos, e Cobogós: Paradigmas Vernaculares na Obra de Lucio Costa." Um Século de Lucio Costa, Palácio Capanema - MinC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 14, 2002.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "The Patrimonial Politics of Lucio Costa." Lecture Series, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Design - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 2002.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "The Urbanism of Lucio Costa." Lecture Series, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Design - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 2, 2002.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "The Work of Robert Thierren." Gallery Talk, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, February 18, 2001.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "The Villain's Lair in James Bond among other Architectural Fictions." Fellowship Talk, Center for Behavioral Research - American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2000.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Tombs and Cubes." Scholar's Forum, Department of Art and Art History, School of Humanities - Rice University, Houston, TX, 1999.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Architecture and War." Dean's Lecture Series, School of Continuing Studies - Rice University, Houston, TX, 1997.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Object City / Abject Ruins." Projecting Beirut Conference, Graduate School of Design - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, April 12, 1997.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Cryptic Stones." Lecture Series, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Design - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1996.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Parallelpipeds." Lecture Series, School of Architecture - Rice University, Houston, TX, March 18, 1994.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Imagineers, Architects, and their Swans." Architectural Education: Where we Are - ACSA 80th Annual Meeting, Disney World, Orlando, FL, 1992.

     
     

    El-Dahdah, Farès. "Writing on White Walls: The Josephine Baker House." Lecture, Graham Foundation Ph.D. Symposium, School of Architecture - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1992.

     
     Panelist
     

    Seminar on Infrastructure, Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, Rice University, Houston, TX. March 14.

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Archaeology and History in Lebanon (AHL). Lebanese British Friends of the National Museum. (1995 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, MoMA Latin America Reader. The Museum of Modern Art. (2013 - 2014)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Vervuert / Estudios de Cultura Visual. Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert. (2012 - 2013)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Christina Wilson, Master of Architecture "Landscrapes": Clearcut Installations. (1997) (Thesis Director)

     Christopher Nichols, Master of Architecture Permutation. (1997) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Stephen Traeger, Master of Architecture Boxing Domesticity. (1997) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Brett Terpuluk, Master of Architecture The Garden in the Machine: Rethinking Nature and History in the Post-Industrial City. (1998) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ben Thorne, Master of Architecture Tearing a Cleft in the Continuous Suface of Reality. (1998) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Diana K. Davis, Master of Architecture Architectures of Pestilence: Smallpox, Tuberculosis, and the Spatial Control of Epidemic Disease. (1998) (Thesis Director)

     Krista Armstrong, Master of Architecture Exploiting the Edge. (1998) (Thesis Director)

     Andrew Albers, Master of Architecture Many Many Many Many Parking Spaces. (1999) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Eliza Howard, Master of Architecture Immersion. (1999) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Linn Fisher, Master of Architecture Amphibious Landscape. (1999) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Dawn Finley, Master of Architecture A Study in Pharmetics. (1999) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Feng Xu, Master of Architecture Abstraction and Reinterpretation. (1999) (Thesis Committee Member)

     William Hall, Master of Architecture Designing the Store-bought Spec-built Dream. (1999) (Thesis Director)

     Ana Miljacki, Master of Architecture Incorporaiding City Drawing of the Belgrade Protest 96/97. (1999) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Fani Qano, Master of Architecture Rethinking Suburban Development. (2002) (Thesis Director)

     Benjamin Koush, Master of Architecture Houston Lives the Life: Modern Houses in the Suburbs, 1952-1962. (2002) (Thesis Director)

     Nikolai Nikolov, Master of Architecture Home-Land. (2002) (Thesis Director)

     Jason Carney, Master of Architecture Agencies of Reassurance. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Aidan Chopra, Master of Architecture Play at School. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Marcus Farr, Master of Architecture Hybrid Park (ing): Exploring the Mediation Between Infrastructure, Architecture, and the Public. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Zhen Ji, PhD in French Studies La Chine Subversive: Essai sur la Modernité du Discours Chinois au XXe Siècle. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ariel Espino, PhD in Anthropology Home as Investment: Housing Markets and Cultures of Urban Change in Houston. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Juan Kent Fitzsimons, DArch The Deposition of the Body: Architecture and Corporal Limits. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Roger Bruce King, PhD in French Studies Notions of Language in Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy and New Interpretations of Existentialist Literature. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Dewey Ervin, Master of Architecture A Museum for a Small Town. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Natali Leduc, PhD in French Studies Divagation, interdit de divagation et divagation du texte. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

     L. Philip Baraldi, Master of Architecture Urbanisms of Subsistence: The Void, the Seed & the Splint. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ryan Matta-Byrnes, Master of Architecture Hotel-Beirut: Architecture in the Conflict City. (2008) (Thesis Director)

     Alex Acemyan, Master of Architecture The Un-Mega Dealership: Transforming the Houston Car Dealership into an Autoscape. (2008) (Thesis Director)

     Curt Gambetta, Master of Architecture Making Waste Public or Towards a Landscape of Perturbation. (2009) (Thesis Director)

     Viktor Ramos, Master of Architecture The Continuous Enclave: Strategies in Bypass Urbanism. (2009) (Thesis Director)

     Irina Armianu, PhD in French Studies La Littérature et le cinéma, le cas de Jean Cocteau. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Asma Husain, Master of Architecture Fatal Attractions. (2010) (Thesis Director)

     Kyle Grant Sweeney, PhD in Art History Fancying Gothic: Architecture and Society in Normandy, 1480-1520. (2017) (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Cisneros Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University (2011)

     Visiting Scholar, Canadian Center for Architecture (2004)

     Arthur W. Wheelright Traveling Fellow, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (2001)

     A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Behavioral Research, American University of Beirut (2000)

     Junior Fellowship / Chicago Institute of Architecture and Urbanism, Chicago Institute of Architecture & Urbanism (1988)

    Juries
     Jury
     16 Houses Design Competition. Juror, Diverseworks, Houston, TX. (1999)
     Design Studio Reviews. Juror, Californa College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. (4/2005)
     Design studio conducted by Prof. Jorge Silvetti. Juror, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. (3/5/2011)
     Thesis Reviews. Juror, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. (3/2008)
     Thesis Reviews. Juror, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. (5/2004)
     Thesis Reviews. Juror, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. (1/2003)
     Thesis Reviews. Juror, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. (1/1997)
     Thesis Reviews. Juror, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. (1/1995)
     Wheelwright Prize. , Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
    Positions Held
     Conselheiro, Casa de Lucio Costa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (2013 - 2013)

     Conselheiro, Fundação Oscar Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (2013 - 2013)