Zawia is a periodical, English & Arabic publication on design, architecture & urbanism.
- zawia is an idea, born in a time of significant change, to bridge years and layers of intellectual distancing and isolation. It is a trial to provide channels and open new possibilities for a mutual constructive dialogue within its discipline, a trial to re-establish links of relevancy and necessity between the local and the global community. It is a trial to cope with and absorb a powerful wave of change with all its energies and promises.
- zawia is about collaboration, discussion of ideas, and the sharing of knowledge. Hence, ZAWIA provides an open platform for the collective knowledge of architectural discourse, a space for questioning, rethinking, examining, and testing, a space that is organic, hybrid and unexpected.
- zawia oscillates between research and practice as it is open to ideas, processes, encounters, experiences, musings, utopias, projects, manifestos, comics, photographs, articles and essays.
- zawia is a hybrid of different locales, positioned between the generic and the specificity of contexts.