Lest we forget - Structures of Memory in the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

The exhibition "Lest We Forget: Structures of Memory in the United Arab Emirates" explores the history of architectural and urban development in the UAE from the 1970s-1980s. This period of modernist architecture is often overshadowed by pre-oil or pre-federal vernacular structures and contemporary skyscrapers. The exhibition sheds light on the unique character of modernist architecture in the UAE and contextualizes it within an international framework. The goal is to encourage further documentation and preservation of this little-researched period of architecture.

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