Don’t Miss the UAE’s Inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial

Under the theme “Rights of Future Generations,” it questions fundamental ideas of architecture and sustainability in an age of climate crisis.

Photo: Antoine Espinasseau

This winter, design-minded travelers spending a few days in Dubai will want to hop over to neighboring Sharjah for the inaugural edition of the three-month-long Sharjah Architecture Triennial (until February 8).

Under the theme “Rights of Future Generations,” it questions fundamental ideas of architecture and sustainability in an age of climate crisis.

Look out for Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum’s Inheriting Wetness, a series of prefabricated houses installed in the courtyard of the 1970s-built Al-Qasimiyah School, and Ngurrara Canvas II, an important Aboriginal painting that helped win the Ngurrara people the title to their native land in a court case brought against the Australian government. The latter is now being shown at Sharjah Art Foundation’s Al Mureijah Art Spaces in the Old Town.

More information here.

This article originally appeared in the December 2019/January 2020 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Building a Platform”).

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