Led by Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator of “Transformations: The Emirati [...]

26 October | 2.30 - 4.30pm
Room 06, Building 5, Dubai Design District (d3)

Led by Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator of “Transformations: The Emirati National House”, the exhibition hosted by the National Pavilion UAE at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia 2016, this master class explores the process of putting together an architectural exhibition looking at the following: theme development; content research; exhibition design; content design. A presentation of these subjects, comprised of images, drawings and video is followed by a discussion with participants.

Seats are limited and pre-registration is essential.

Please email registration@dubaidesignweek.ae to register.

About Yasser Elsheshtawy

Curator, National Pavilion UAE at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia 2016

Yasser Elsheshtawy is the curator of “Transformations: The Emirati National House”, the exhibition hosted by the National Pavilion UAE at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia 2016. Elsheshtawy is Associate Professor of Architecture at the United Arab Emirates University (UAE University), where he has been teaching since 1997. Elsheshtawy’s academic work focuses on the city aiming to capture, describe and analyse the urban experience of city dwellers. His emphasis is on the human component of city environments, which entails an examination of people’s behavior in urban settings, and the perceptual qualities of the urban and architectural landscape. His scholarship deals with urbanization in developing societies, informal urbanism, urban history and environment-behavior studies, with a particular focus on Middle Eastern cities.