What caused the war in Syria? Oppression, drought and religious differences all played key roles, but Marwa Al-Sabouni suggests another reason: architecture. Speaking to us over the Internet from Homs, where for the last six years she has watched the war tear her city apart, Al-Sabouni suggests that Syria’s architecture divided its once tolerant and multicultural society into single-identity enclaves defined by class and religion. The country’s future now depends on how it chooses to rebuild.


This feature originally appeared in TED.


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