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Reconsidering Dubai: New perspectives for cities in the Middle East?
Friday 12th June 2009
14.00-17.00 | Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, 4-5 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RA
This roundtable workshop is part of a research initiative of cities and Muslim urbanities at the AGa Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. Dubai has been a major reference point for the last 30 years, but the dream has turned. Is it now time to proclaim that 'Dubai is dead'? Leading architects and scholars will reconsider how the current situation in Dubai could help to broaden debates about architecture and urban planning for other Middle EAstern cities.
Speakers: Hashim Sarkis (Harvard), Nasser Rabbat (MIT), Brett Steele (AA School of Architecture), Farrokh Derakhshani (Aga Khan Award for Architecture), Farshid Moussavi (Foreign Office Architects/Harvard) and Modjtaba Sadria (AKU-ISMC).
Please email ismc.events[at]aku.edu to book a place.
Further information: email Modjtaba Sadria at modjtaba.sadria[at]aku.edu
Download the workshop flyer here
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