A Map of Many Cities: The Making of "Building Sharjah"


WHEN October 31, 2021
7-8:30 PM WHERE Zoom Webinar Part of "UAE 50th Anniversary" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

This talk explores the collaborative research efforts to produce “Building Sharjah,” the first book--not only in the UAE but in the region--to document the history of a Gulf city. The panelists share the driving force behind the book and describe the journey of documenting the rise of the city through stories from its citizens, residents, and immigrants.

Time: 7:00pm Gulf Standard Time
            11:00am Eastern Daylight Time
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  • Todd Reisz, Author, "Showpiece City: How Architecture Made Dubai" (Stanford University Press, 2020); Co-Editor, "Building Sharjah" (Birkhauser, 2021)
  • Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School; Co-Editor "Building Sharjah"
  • Farah Fayyad, Graphic Designer, "Building Sharjah"
  • Reem Khorshid, Lead Researcher, "Building Sharjah"
Moderated by
  • Shatha Al Mulla, Director of the Visual Arts and Design Department, Ministry of Culture and Youth in the UAE

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