Adrian Lahoud to curate the inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial

Sharjah Architecture Triennial announces the appointment of Adrian Lahoud, Dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, as curator of the first edition. Taking place in November 2019 in the Emirate of Sharjah, the Triennial is the first major platform to invite dialogue on architecture and urbanism in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

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Adrian Lahoud is Dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art.

Prior to his current role at the RCA, he was director of the MA programme at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths and a research fellow in the Forensic Architecture ERC-funded project; studio master in the Projective Cities MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design at the Architectural Association; and director of the MArch Urban Design at the Bartlett, University College London. (Source)


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Sharjah Architecture Triennial will take place in the Emirate of Sharjah, as the first major platform to invite dialogue on architecture and urbanism in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

Rooted in the UAE whilst engaged with both regional and international conversations, Sharjah Architecture Triennial will be held in multiple sites across the capital city of Sharjah, over the course of three months. The inaugural edition is planned for Autumn 2019.

  • Northwest view of Bank Street buildings, Bank Street, Sharjah, Architects Tecnica y Proyectos (TYPSA), 1977. Photograph by Ieva Saudargaitė

Adrian Lahoud commented: “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to shape the inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial and to find ways of supporting an emerging generation of architects, artists and scholars in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.”

Sharjah Architecture Triennial is founded by Khalid Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Urban Planning Council, and is set to reframe on-going conversations about the built environment of this diverse region by addressing its social, economic, environmental and cultural context. In the lead-up to its first edition which will take place in November 2019 the Sharjah Architecture Triennial will convene a series of public programmes including talks, conferences and symposia.

 

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