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Al Manakh is the collaborative initiative to monitor, reveal and forecast new urban developments unfolding in the Gulf region. This analysis focuses on how the Gulf’s recent pace has not only shaped its own urban centers but also releases significant effects beyond its borders...
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GULF NOTES, the week ending 20 june 2009

June 29 2009
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…Saudi authorities opened their borders fully for several hours, partially clearing a backlog of stranded truckers that snaked back nearly 40 km into the UAE… [read more]

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Interview with Lamees Hamdan Gergash

June 25 2009
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Lamees Hamdan Gergash, the commissioner for the UAE’s first pavilion at the Venice Biennale, spoke with Al Manakh shortly before the pavilion opened to a curious public. She gives some insight on what the UAE would like to achieve at one of the world’s most famous art events.

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The Video: A conversation in Venice

June 18 2009
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On Friday June 5th, 2009 Al Manakh’s series of international Debates on Tour took place at the ADACH Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale of Art. For this occasion architect Rem Koolhaas and curator of the ADACH Pavilion Catherine David engaged in a conversation with Ole Bouman on the curiosities and conditions that has drawn their practice and vision to the Gulf cities such as Abu Dhabi.

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GULF NOTES, the week ending 13 june 2009

June 17 2009
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… The first movie in thirty years was screened in Riyadh, despite disruption from fifteen audience members. The director made known his 20-year-plan for cinema in Saudi Arabia … [read more]

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A Conversation in Venice: Al Manakh Debates on Tour

June 8 2009
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Rem Koolhaas and curator of the ADACH Pavilion Catherine David engaged in a conversation with Ole Bouman on the curiosities and conditions that has drawn their practice and vision to the Gulf

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Time-Lapse Video of Dubai’s Urbanization

June 3 2009
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This Time-Lapse video has been compiled from images posted on NASA’s Earth Observatory.

via Wired

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