CSAAR 2008 Keynote Speakers  


  Anthony D. King

Anthony D. King is Emeritus Professor, Art History and Sociology, State University of New York, Binghamton and now lives in the UK. He has been Visiting Professor in Architecture, University of California Berkeley and was, for five years, Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has also taught at the Architectural Association and at the Development Planning Unit, University College, London.

Anthony King has published extensively on the impact of colonialism, postcolonialism and globalization on cities and the built environment, and on the social production of building form. His publications include Colonial Urban Development (1976, 2006), Urbanism, Colonialism and the World-Economy: Cultural and Spatial Foundations of the World Urban System (1990), Global Cities: Postimperialism and the Internationalization of London (1990), Buildings and Society: Essays on the Social Development of the Built Environment (ed.1980, 1984), The Bungalow: The Production of a Global Culture (1984,1995), Culture, Globalization and the World-System (ed.1991, 1997, with translations in Japanese, Arabic, Turkish), Re-Presenting the City: Ethnicity, Capital and Culture in the 21st Century Metropolis (ed.1996) and Spaces of Global Cultures: Architecture, Urbanism, Identity (2004). Other recent essays are in N. Brenner and R. Keil, eds. The Global Cities Reader (2006), A. Cinar and T. Bender, eds. Locating the City: Urban Imaginaries and the Practices of Modernity (2007), H. Berking, ed. Cultures of Globalization and the Globalization of Cultures (forthcoming). With Thomas A Markus, he co-edits Routledge’s Architext series on architecture and social/cultural theory.

  Besim S. Hakim

Besim S. Hakim, FAICP, AIA, is a consultant in urban design and an independent scholar. He is Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, Member of the American Institute of Architects, and a Harvard graduate in Urban Design. He has been researching and writing about traditional codes from the Mediterranean region since 1975. He has articulated how those codes shaped the traditional built environment, so as to provide lessons and models for contemporary and future architects, urban designers, city administrators and officials, and lawyers, who are involved in formulating or revising codes and related implementation strategies. He has practiced architecture and urban design and also taught those disciplines for over two decades, and has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, North Africa, and Middle East.

His publications include the book Arabic-Islamic Cities: Building and Planning Principles, and numerous scholarly and technical studies on codes spanning the period from the 6th to the 19th centuries of the Common Era. The results are published in scholarly refereed journals in the United States and United Kingdom.