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 Sultan Suood Al Qassemi, Barjeel Foundation, Sharjah 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).