Little Bangladesh—Mapping Abu Dhabi

Exhibition

WHEN September 21, 2015
6:30-8pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Architect and urbanist Yasser Elsheshtawy discusses his study on the urban fabric of Abu Dhabi exhibited at 19 Washington Square North (opening on September 21). Elsheshtawy maps the use of public spaces by predominantly South Asian communities in the UAE. 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.

Speaker

Yasser Elsheshtawy Associate Professor of ArchitectureUAE University

Organized by

Mo Ogrodnik Associate Professor of Film and New Media and Principal Investigator, FIND, NYUAD; Associate Professor, Kanbar Institute of FilmNYU Tisch School of the Arts

Organized by
  • Mo Ogrodnik, Associate Professor of Film and New Media and Principal Investigator, FIND, NYUAD; Associate Professor, Kanbar Institute of Film, NYU Sports and Society

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