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Call for Proposals: Transnational Tides and the Future of the Arab City

March 19 2009
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On October 2-4, 2009 the Conference “Transnational Tides and the Future of the Arab City” will be held in Beirut at the American University of Beirut and other locations.

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Al Manakh launches its website at Art Dubai and Sharjah Biennial 9

March 18 2009
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March Meeting at Sharjah Biennial

The team responsible for Al Manakh 2 is expanding its network in the Gulf with researchers, correspondents and photographers. Yesterday, March 16, Rem Koolhaas one of the editors of Al Manakh gave a lecture at the Sharjah Biennial 9, sharing his experiences in the Gulf region over the last five years.

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Live from Qatar

March 17 2009
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Qatar is projected to register a growth of around 10% in 2009. The tiny nation – a little smaller than Connecticut - has been recognized as a global player thanks to its diplomatic, humanitarian, cultural, financial, energetic and educational ambitions.

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A Photoshopped Campaign in Turkey

March 13 2009
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In January, Mehmet Ali Gökçeoğlu, a local real estate agent running for mayor of Çeşme, Turkey, publicized his campaign throughout the town in billboards and pamphlets. His vision for the future of this Izmir borough was to make it the Dubai of Turkey, almost literally. By Emre Alturk (and thanks to Andreas Kofler)

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Gulf Notes: March 2-7

March 9 2009
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One of the 34 bronze snakes discovered at the Masafi archaelogical site in Fujairah. Fujairah Department of Archaeology and Heritage

One of the 34 bronze snakes discovered at the Masafi archaelogical site in Fujairah. Fujairah Department of Archaeology and Heritage

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New Mecca

March 9 2009
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