February 20, 2019

Wed, Feb 20, 2019, 06:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Lifescapes Beyond Bigness is a research publication accompanying the UAE’s exhibition at the 2018 Venice Biennale, held in association with the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism.

Dr Khaled Alawadi, the curator of the exhibition and editor of the book, will appear in conversation with journalist Melissa Gronlund at the reception and book signing. Lifescapes Beyond Bigness explores diverse human-scale architectural landscapes in the UAE and highlights the role of architecture and urban design in forming the choreography of social life.

The book tells an eloquent and inspiring narrative of the Emirates’ unique form of urbanism, revealing hidden sites and everyday stories. It delves further into the exhibition’s insights and research, addressing four architectural typologies: residential neighborhoods, networks of streets and sikkak, urban blocks, and natural landscapes.

The event is free and open to the public. To confirm your attendance, just reserve via:

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