January 5, 2017 - Kuwaiti Pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale - A Gulf Abridged
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January 5, 2017
January 5, 2017

Kuwaiti Pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale

View of Between East and West: A Gulf, Kuwait Pavilion, 15th Venice International Architecture Biennale, 2016.

A Gulf Abridged
A symposium on the Kuwait Pavilion and contemporary architectural practice in the region
January 14, 2017, 10am

Al Shaheed Park
Multipurpose Hall, Visitors Center
Soor Street
Kuwait City
Kuwait

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In 2016, Kuwait participated in the 15th Venice International Architecture Biennale with a pavilion titled Between East and West: A Gulf. The pavilion looked beyond the shores of the Kuwait and argued in favor of a masterplan for a united Gulf. By presenting the untold history of the Gulf and proposing an alternate future with contributions from young architectural practices, the Kuwait pavilion shone a light on the 300 islands of the region and the possibilities they hold for an alternate future.

On January 14, 2017, the National Council for Culture Arts and Letters (NCCAL) will be hosting a symposium with the goal of continuing the discussion which began in Venice. Join us on from 10am to 6pm at Al Shaheed Park in Kuwait City for a day of dialogue on the biennale featuring presentations by the Kuwait pavilion team as well as talks given by the contributing authors and designers.

Between East and West: A Gulf will be exhibited at Al Shaheed Park in Kuwait City from January 14–20, 2017.

Symposium schedule

10am Opening words
Zahra Ali Baba

10:20am Opening presentation & pavilion overview
Ali Karimi + Hamed Bukhamseen

10:45am Research presentations
Nada Al Qallaf, Gulf Mapping
Saphiya Abulmaati, Island History
Yousef Awaad, Pavilion Design
Fahad Al Hunaif, Graphic Design

11:30am Presentation of the written contributions
Noor Boushehri
Rand Abduljabbar and Meitha Almezroui
Fatma Al Sahlawi
Abdullatif Al Mishari
Conversation with Muneerah Alrabe

2:30pm Design panel #1
Behemoth Press
Studio Bound
Design Earth

4:15pm Design panel #2
X Architects
AGi Architects
ESAS Architects
PAD10

5:50pm Closing remarks

6pm Exhibition opening

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