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Al Manakh at Columbia University, NYC

September 22 2010
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Columbia’s School of Architecture Planning and Preservation is hosting a lecture by Rem Koolhaas about the making of Al Manakh 2: Gulf Continued. Details…

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Al Manakh’s latest post at Huffington Post

July 19 2010
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Dubai’s major English-language paper Gulf News reports today on a phenomenon that plagued Dubai throughout 2009, but now it comes with a new twist. The abandoned car — left to acquire a sand coating in a Dubai parking lot, sometimes with a note from absconding debtors (”Bye bye, Dubai!”) — was the reporter’s symbol of Dubai’s looming demise.
Huffington article here.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Messages written into the dust of a car that has not been moved for some time in Dubai.

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The Architect as a City Critic - Al Manakh goes to the Huffington Post

July 14 2010
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The architect, perhaps more than other professionals, is a mythical figure. He projects a marriage of expertise with panache. Seductive imagery with poignant words. A suit man who doesn’t carry a calculator because he can do the math in his head.

Business Bay, Dubai, June, 2010.
Business Bay, Dubai, June, 2010 / Todd Reisz

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Al Manakh Gulf Continued: a Conversation

June 2 2010
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Thursday 3 June, 6 pm, Architectural Association, London. With Rem Koolhaas, Brett Steele, Todd Reisz and Shumon Basar.
The table will discuss architectural books and introduce Al Manakh: Gulf Continued, an essential and comprehensive guide to the cities of the Gulf, produced by AMO, Archis, Pink Tank and NAI. A follow-up to [...]

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Al Manakh Gulf Continued Debate

May 11 2010
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Wednesday 19 May, 2010, auditorium Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam. Open: 4:30 pm, start: 5 pm. Entrance fee: € 5, reduction fee € 3 (students, Friends of the NAi).
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The Al Manakh Quantitative Appendix: Looking Back and Forward

March 25 2010
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