MENAtalk 09 | People and the City

'Learning from Al Khor'

13 May 2012

Timing: 7pm - 9pm

Dubai’s vibrant cultural, social and economic center for many years has been the Creek, or as it’s named in Arabic, ‘Al Khor.’ Recently, Al Khor has drawn competition from multiple centers of the city fabric, such as Business Bay and DIFC. While being destined to become the heritage tourist beacon of Dubai, with its vernacular architecture, shaded walkways, narrow streets and shops that spill out onto the sidewalk; the Creek has managed to keep the charisma of an original Arabic city and offer a true urban feeling. Al Khor is a laboratory for a future urban vision and can teach us many lessons about city making both within Dubai, across the region and with implications that extend globally.

The four MENAlab 2012 ‘Crossing Al Khor’ Discovery Walks introduced and enriched our understanding of the various people, places and stories unique to the neighbourhood. The Discovery Workshop built on this understanding and developed a set of topics as direction for a more systematic study of Al Khor. MENAtalk 09 ‘Learning from Al Khor’ invites the community to discuss the potential and challenges facing Al Khor. Guest speakers include residents of Al Khor, Authorities responsible for designing and implementing the long-term vision for Al Khor and Educators whose research has focused on Al Khor.

 
Join tasmena TUESDAY, 8 MAY FROM 7 TO 9 PM at thejamjar for an open roundtable discussion.  
 
Listen and learn from shared experiences in Al Khor, and get to know the MENAlab 2012 ‘Crossing Al Khor’ topics:
 
PRESERVATION VS PRESENTATION
RECONNECTING PEOPLE
MAPPING AL KHOR
EDGE OF THE WATER
 
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MENAlab 2012 ‘Crossing Al Khor’ Important Dates:
May 17th 2012 Tutor Meet & Greet
May 18th & 19th 2012 MENAlab Walk & Workshop