Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority invites public to attend final talk and workshop in Qasr al Hosn’s current programme
29/04/2014 1:53 pm EDT


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The final talk & workshop in Qasr Al Hosn’s programme of public activities will take place this week at the new Qasr al Hosn permanent exhibition. Located in the Qasr al Hosn Centre, the exhibition and public programme tells the story of Abu Dhabi and its people through fascinating oral testimonies and rare historical photographs to bring this important monument to life.

Panel: Dr. Michele Bambling, Creative Director of the Lest We Forget initiative and Curator of the National Pavilion of the UAE, Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale
Adina Hempel, Architect and Head of Research, the National Pavilion of the UAE, Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale
Marco Sosa, Architect and Head of Design, the National Pavilion of the UAE, Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale

The curator and research team of The National Pavilion of the UAE for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2014 Venice Biennale, will discuss the upcoming exhibition that presents a retrospective of the architectural history of the UAE from 1914 – 2014, with an emphasis on modern heritage buildings.

Workshop: Remembering the Abu Dhabi Volcano
Date: Saturday 10 May, 14:00 – 16:00, Qasr al Hosn Centre

Panel: Deborah Bentley, RIBA Assistant Professor of Architecture, Abu Dhabi University
Dr. Michele Bambling, Creative Director of the Lest We Forget initiative and Curator of the National Pavilion of the UAE, Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale

This workshop aims to revive the memory of the “Abu Dhabi Volcano,” a massive public fountain that was once a popular landmark and gathering place along the old Corniche. Participants will be asked to share their personal photographs and memories of the fountain, beloved by many, as they work together to build a small-scale reconstruction. Art professors and university students from various academic institutions in Abu Dhabi will help lead this workshop, which aims to inspire city residents and travelers alike, and remind us of this unique public sculpture.

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