Open to the Public
Location 19 Washington Square North, New York View map
Yasser Elsheshtawy maps the use of public spaces by predominantly South Asian communities in the United Arab Emirates. His current exhibition highlights Sector 13 in downtown Abu Dhabi. Through motion-capture photography, aerial cameras, and computer mapping technology, Elsheshtawy provides an in-depth depiction of behavior patterns and how they relate to urban design. The exploration shows the resilience of this predominantly Bangladeshi community in circumventing official space narratives and their ability to convene and carve out a unique haven for themselves.
Date: September 21, 2015
Yasser Elshestawy Associate Professor of Architecture, UAE University
Mo Ogrodnik Associate Professor of Film and New Media and Principal Investigator, FIND, NYUAD; Associate Professor, Kanbar Institute of Film, NYU Tisch School of the Arts