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Event: 'Showpiece City: How Architecture Made Dubai', a book talk with Todd Reisz

Updated: Mar 20

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

5:30pm GMT / 9:30pm GST

The Emirates Society and the International Association for the Study of Arabia (IASA) are delighted to host a special talk by renowned author Todd Reisz who has recently published a new book 'Showpiece City - How Architecture Made Dubai'.

His work examines the global practice of architecture, specifically how the architect circulates technologies and cultural narratives. Todd will share with us how architecture has packaged Dubai for a global stage and how the 20th-century transformation of Dubai followed the work of a largely unknown British architect, John Harris. Reisz has also co-edited 'Building Sharjah' (2021), an archival investigation of the Middle Eastern city’s vanishing twentieth-century landscape.

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We hope that you will be able to join us!

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