In order to graduate, each NYU Abu Dhabi senior must complete a Capstone project in their major field or multidisciplinary concentration. In addition to combining talents developed during their four years at the University, the Capstone experience allows students to demonstrate their breadth of knowledge — which was showcased in early May at NYUAD's series of inaugural Capstone Festivals.
In the coming weeks, Salaam will publish a series of posts covering many of the Capstone Festival activities.
We start off with highlights from the weeklong Arts and Humanities festival, which featured short films, music performances, theater plays, and visual arts showcases.
Claudia Valdich, Alyazia Shaibani, and Young Nae Choi put together selections of a play written by fellow senior Emily Eagen. Titled Dinamene, or the Light Indestructible, the play is about a poet (acted by senior Juan Beltan) and his choice between the woman he loves (Choi) and his unfinished masterpiece.
Erin Meekhof created a visual brand identity for Abu Dhabi's Ability Center for Special Needs — a special needs school in the capital. Read more on Meekhof's work.
Manuel Nivia's Capstone project, AUHDIO, looks at revitalizing the music scene in Abu Dhabi by offering musicians and music lovers a way to interact. Read more on Nivia's work.
Double majoring in theater and film, Adam Pivirotto-Seligman explored the idea of love and belonging through a narrative theater performance and documentary film.