May 8, 2018

Big Spaces, Small Spaces: Urban, Architectural, and Artistic Strategies for City-Based Cultural Districts

Panel: Art and the Gulf City

May 8, 2018

This panel, part of the 2018 Gulf Arts and Culture Symposium, examined the proliferation of art districts in Gulf cities, covering the involvement of government agencies and the private sector in the development of art districts and consider urban and architectural strategies for integration of these districts within the city. The discussion considered regional case studies and international comparisons.


Adrian Ellis, Chair, Global Cultural Districts Network
Meitha Saeed Al Mazrooei, Editor, WTD Magazine
Noura Al Sayeh, Head of Architectural Affairs, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities
Yasser Elsheshtawy, Visiting Scholar, AGSIW (Moderator)

2018 Gulf Arts and Culture Symposium: Art and the Gulf City