London Design Biennale 2016

an exhibition that was part of the London Design Biennale 2016, highlighting the importance of falaj systems in the sustenance and development of communities in the Gulf

Al Falaj: Water Systems of the Gulf’s Oases is an exhibition that was first displayed at the UAE Pavilion of the London Design Biennale 2016, themed ‘Utopia by Design’.

The exhibition explores the falaj, a native water irrigation system that once stretched across the Gulf, bringing water and vitality to communities in a harsh desert climate. Falaj systems naturally became places where the public and private realms met, building strong communal societies through their unique resource allocation and water management techniques.

Based on the few authentic examples of Falaj systems that are still in use today, the exhibition explores how the falaj system can be adapted for more contemporary use, especially in UAE’s rapidly globalizing cities.

 

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

an exhibition in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, exploring and celebrating the bilateral relations between two countries that have historically been linked on various platforms: the United Arab Emirates and India

Binary States, India – UAE is an exhibition in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016. The exhibition explores the bilateral relations between India and the UAE across multiple disciplines, celebrating various overlapping elements between both cultures that date back decades, and encompass the social, economic, and urban relationships between the two countries.

 

 

 

Ecocity Summit

an exhibition showcasing compiled materials from ongoing research conducted throughout the design process of the House in Hatta

Born as a collaboration between Cultural Engineering and Case Design, the Ecocity Summit exhibition showcases compiled materials from ongoing research conducted throughout a unique design process.

The exhibited materials demonstrate the journey of the House in Hatta, a contemporary residence built using traditional architectural techniques and elements, due to be completed in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuwait’s Modern Heritage

a pop-up exhibition highlighting the Golden Era in Kuwait’s rich history and exploring the country’s unique evolution

In collaboration with Al Shaheed Park, the largest urban park in Kuwait City, Cultural Engineering celebrates Kuwaiti culture and history in an elaborate 10-day event.

The exhibition repurposes Kuwaiti elements under modern heritage, highlighting the Golden Era in the country’s rich history, between 1960 and 1980, and sheds light on Kuwait’s unique evolution on various levels.

 

 

 

 

Institut du Monde Arabe / Paris

an exhibition at the Arab World Institute (Institut du Monde Arab) in Paris, showcasing works from some of Dubai’s most talented and influential artists

Dubai Next, a dynamic platform that emphasizes Dubai’s vibrant creative scene and its cultural ethos, explore a collection of works that epitomise the very essence of the changing face of art in the Emirate.

The exhibition includes works by some of Dubai’s most talented artists, all of whom have been instrumental in its growth.

 

World Expo Milan 2015 / UAE Pavilion

an installation focusing on the possibility of sustainably sourced food and its importance for future generations

Every World Expo has a central theme at its core. For Expo Milano 2015 the theme is: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Each participant country is being asked to address the fundamental question that is so pertinent to our times:

“In the future, will it be possible to ensure sufficient, good, healthy sustainable food for all mankind?”

Initially envisioned by Cultural Engineering and produced by case design in collaboration with Ellen E. Donnelly, The Secret Life of Date Palms was created as an experiential installation for the UAE Pavilion at the Milan World Expo in 2015.

 

 

Urban Series

a series of short documentaries exploring the UAE’s urban scene through conversations with various individuals

Urban Series is a collection of short documentary films, produced by Brownbook. The series aim to explore the urban culture of the region through a series of ten episodes focusing on a diverse group of individuals that are transforming the UAE’s urban scene, where it’s through food, design, arts, or any other creative means.

 



Falcon London / Japan

an exhibition at Tokyo Designers Week 2011 celebrating the growing cultural, commercial, and economic relationships between Japan and the United Arab Emirates

Dubai Futures: The Emirate’s Emerging Art Scene is a joint exhibition held by Brownbook and Falcon and Associates at Tokyo Designers Week 2011, celebrating the growing cultural, commercial, and economic relationships between Japan and the United Arab Emirates.

The exhibition looks to challenge preconceptions of the Emirate, offering a glimpse into the creative, grassroots energy that has developed over the half decade leading up to it, and led to Dubai’s status as a major cultural centre for the region.