Gulf Architecture Biennial 14 February 2014 – 15 April 2015 www.gulfarchitecturebiennial.com firstname.lastname@example.org The Gulf Architecture Biennial is a publishing house project that proposes to explore the scripts/scores for the invention of a NEW NEW NEW architecture pertinent to this time. From the biennial as paradigm of the architecture on display towards a biennial as publishing project, true process of production and dissemination. The book as the ultimate display strategy given the conspicuous depletion of the biennials and the other forms of architecture on display so absorbed in dealing with the current self-inflicted situation, where contemporary architectural culture is made by few for a few others, irrelevant and with little interest for the public audience. Starting in February 2014, The Gulf Architecture Biennial will be a 15-month project, composed of a selection of little publications, compiling content overlooked by the current prevailing content coiners. Each little publication will be able to act independently, and with the possibility of being unfolded or deployed in different geographic and time conditions. Three main forms of self-reflective topics are proposed through international competitions, open calls and direct commissions – Gulf, Architecture and Biennial. Gulf: Is not the Gulf itself the ultimate true format of architecture on display? It turns out that the excess of building production in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries has not been accompanied with architectural culture content, but is it needed? Just as if the Gulf and its architecture have been able to do what precisely is under discussion, to broaden the public and audience interest. With or without criticism, a global audience consumes Gulf architecture culture. Architecture: Since the publication of the last relevant architectural books, the territory has been broadened and narrowed at the same time, with a proliferation of new sizes, 2XS, XS, 2XL and 3XL. What is the future of futurism ? Biennial: The biennials have become the cultural paradigm of the current cloudification process distressing the cultural institutions, where any track of responsibility, answerability, blameworthiness and liability are blurred. Escapism. The Gulf Architecture Biennial is a collaborative project initiated by Brusselssprout and THE STATE. Brusselssprout is a curatorial practice based out of Dubai, U.A.E. It focus on contemporary thinking and emergent art. Responsible, among others projects, of Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia, The UAE Art Cartography, The Archive of Mohammed Kazem, Dubai Manifesto I,II,III THE STATE is a publishing practice based out of Dubai, UAE. It focuses on South-South reorientations, alternative futurisms, the transition from analogue to digital, and Khaleeji swag.
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