called “Future Aleppo.” The four-by-four-foot model was made by a young Syrian boy and aspiring architect named Mohammed Qutaish.
While much of his model was destroyed when Mohammed and his family fled to Turkey, the surviving portion was brought to the U.S. by Alex Kalman, founder of @mmuseumm
, a pop-up gallery in NYC. Kalman talks to DnA today about this “powerful symbol of creativity and resilience.”
The will to invent can flourish even in situations of extreme duress. You’ll find the evidence of that in an installation at