About

--> Karl reMarks is a Middle East political and cultural blog with occasional forays into satire. It is written by Karl Sharro.

Karl reMarks has been featured in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Public Radio International, Al-JazeeraThe Daily Star, and Al Monitor.

Karl is an architect, writer and commentator on the Middle East. He is a Director at PLP Architecture in London and co-author of Manifesto: Towards a New Humanism in Architecture. He has practiced architecture in London and Beirut, and taught for five years at the American University of Beirut.

Karl has written for a number of international publications and organisations, such as The IndependentForeign Policy, Open Democracy, The Globe and Mail, New HumanistViceThe NationalAl-Akhbar English, NowJadaliyya, Syria DeeplyDaily News EgyptWorld Architecture News, Index on Censorship, Die Presse, Springerin, Mark Magazine, NovoUrban Design, GlassBlueprint, and An-nahar Cultural Supplement and he contributes regularly to the online publications such as Culture Wars.

He wrote a chapter on Density vs Sprawl in the The Future of Community: Reports of a Death Greatly Exaggerated.He also wrote a chapter entitled 'The Visionary City' in  The Lure of the City: From Slums to Suburbs.
 
He has spoken on a range of issues such as art, architecture, urbanism and politics. He appears regularly on the BBC and other media outlets. He presented his argument for open borders in a TedX talk in London in 2011.