In 2016, Kuwait participated in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with a pavilion titled Between East and West: A Gulf. The pavilion, commissioned by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), looked beyond the shores of Kuwait and argued in favor of a masterplan for a united Gulf. By presenting the untold history of the Gulf and proposing an alternate future with contributions from young architectural practices, the Kuwait pavilion shone a light on the 300 islands of the region and the possibilities they hold for an alternate future.
On January 14, 2017, the NCCAL will be hosting a symposium with the goal of continuing the discussion which began in Venice. Join us from 10am to 6pm at Al Shaheed Park in Kuwait City for a day of dialogue on the biennale featuring presentations by the Kuwait pavilion team as well as talks given by the contributing authors and designers.
Exhibit from January 14 to January 20.