How Syria's Architecture Laid the Foundation for War / by Tim Barber

Architecture can help build or damage our relationships. It gives us public and private spaces, opportunities for celebration and grieving, sharing and inspiration. Syrian architect Marwa Al-Sabouni speaks to us over the Internet from Homs, where for the last six years she has watched the war tear her city apart. Al-Sabouni explores the role architecture and the built environment play in whether a community crumbles or comes together, and she offers insights on how her country (and a much-needed sense of identity) should be rebuilt so that it will not happen again.