Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator for the UAE National Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale will be giving a talk during Design Days Dubai next week.
Elsheshtawy will present an overview of ‘Transformations: The Emirati National House’, the exhibition, introducing his curatoria lconcept, which explores the transformative aspect of the housing model of Emirati traditional homes, known as ‘Sha’abi’ (Folk) houses, first planned across the UAE in the 1970s to house what was then a fairly transient population.
Over the years, resident families made various architectural modifications to the standardized model, thus reflecting their changing lifestyles.
The talk will take place on March 16 at 7pm.
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