Thursday, December 11, 2014

The National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters Invites You to Attend "Acquiring Modernity's Symposium"

The National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters
Invites you to attend a symposium

Sunday 14 December 2014
National Library - Arabian Gulf St.
7:00 pm

"Acquiring Modernity" 

To mark the closing of Kuwait’s pavilion at the 14th International
Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.

Dana Al Jouder
Architect / Interior Designer - Pace
“Monologues with Bureaucracy”
Aisha Al Sager
Architect - AGi Architects
“Water as Monument”
Sara Saragoça Soares
Architect / Researcher Associate at Dar al Athar al-Islamiyyah
“Other Modernities”
Hassan Hayat
Architect - Dar Al-Jazera Consultants
“The Unfinished City”

Please join us on the evening of 14th December for a small and informal symposium at the National Library, to close our six-month pavilion at la Biennale di Venezia. 

The event begins at 7PM and will feature four short presentations and a Q&A discussion, and speakers will present criticisms and solutions for Kuwait's urban landscape, and will tackle themes such as demolition, preservation, public space, and identity. Presentations will be in Arabic and English. Topics include: Green Island, the waterfront project, the Central Bank of Kuwait, Al-Sawaber, and the Kuwait National Museum.

Map to venue [link].

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