Mar 28 2021
SI x Jameel Arts Centre | Alia Farid and Abdullah Al-Mutairi in Conversation
Sun | 12PM
Organized by Jameel Arts Centre on the occasion of The Space Between Classrooms, this online conversation brings together exhibition curator Alia Farid with artist Abdullah Al-Mutairi to discuss alternative pedagogies and educational infrastructures. Farid’s exhibition takes as a starting point the prototype for schools that Alfred Roth designed for Kuwait’s Ministry of Public Works during the late 1960s, a period of rapid modernisation for the newly flourishing oil state. Roth, a celebrated Swiss modernist architect, developed prefabricated schools that were to be replicated in each district across the country. The exhibition opens with a key work by Abdullah Al Mutairi, which reconstructs elements and scenes from the Roth schools to examine the use and afterlife of these modernist buildings.
The talk is moderated by Alison Coplan, Curator at Swiss Institute and the organizer of the exhibition.
This program will be administered by Jameel Arts Centre. Please click here to register.