Columbia GSAPP co-presents a symposium at Dubai Design Week that brings together architects, designers, curators, and critics to speculate and evaluate the critical role of art and architecture in shaping cities through design—globally, regionally, and locally, in Dubai.
Following an opening conversation, “Cultural Infrastructure: Critical perspectives on cultural institutions”, the symposium will unfold in two parts through two panel discussions, “Capital Construction: Architecture as a strategy, to build cultural capital in an evolving context” and “Cultural Confluences: Curating a local design culture & dialogue, through global perspectives”.
Khaled Alawadi, MIT and UAE National Pavilion, Venice Biennale
Antonia Carver, Art Jameel, Dubai
Aric Chen, M+, Hong Kong
Brendan Cormier, Victoria & Albert Museum, Shenzhen
Mahita El Bacha Urieta, Dubai Expo 2020
Muna Faisal Al Gurg, Dubai Culture
Beatrice Galilee, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Joseph Grima, Space Caviar, IdeasCity, and Design Academy Eindhoven
Ziad Jamaleddine, L.E.FT Architects and Columbia GSAPP, NYC and Beirut
Julian Rose, formlessfinder and Artforum International Magazine, NYC
Irene Sunwoo, Columbia GSAPP, NYC
Beth Stryker, CLUSTER, Cairo
Organized by Dean Amale Andraos and Madeeha Merchant, Columbia GSAPP.
Co-presented by Columbia GSAPP and Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC).