Modern Architecture in Abu Dhabi, 1968-1992


WHEN December 7, 2014
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

The Abu Dhabi Guide: Modern Architecture, 1968-1992 published by FIND, an NYUAD supported research project, documents thirty buildings through fieldwork, interviews, and archival work. This panel discussion features one of the guide’s authors, the guide’s editor, and the architect/author of Dubai: Behind an Urbanist Spectacle (Routledge 2010). Together they explore the little known modernist heritage of Abu Dhabi and address the complex issue of architectural preservation. They discuss how the city radically transformed over four decades, what modern influences resonate within its landscape, and which events and people helped shape our built environment.

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation is provided.


Pascal Menoret Editor, "Abu Dhabi Guide" (FIND, 2014); Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern StudiesNYUAD

Yasser Elsheshtawy Associate Professor, Department of Architectural EngineeringUnited Arab Emirates University

Sherina Al Sowaidi Co-Author, "Abu Dhabi Guide" (FIND, 2014); NYUAD Sophomore, Major in Economics, Minor in Art History & Interactive MediaNYUAD

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