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Long before Dream Of A City and my fascination with port cities in Asia, I had been enamoured of the art and the architecture of the Middle East, particularly of the cities that sat at the intersections of Islamic and … Continue reading
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I meant for this blogpost to be a comparative analysis between the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, and its sister museum, the Suzhou Museum, both designed by the American architect, I.M. Pei (who most famously plonked an inverted pyramid … Continue reading
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Since my late teens, I have had an enduring fascination with the Middle East, particularly its art, architecture and urban landscape. Every year, I make a pilgrimage, of sorts, to Dubai. The intent is to see how it’s changed, while … Continue reading
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“Victims of globalization” was what a friend / interviewee of mine in Dubai joking-seriously called himself and other latter-day nomads when I interviewed him for a recent research project. I told him I’m not so sure I agreed completely. I … Continue reading