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Exhibition
Exhibition
Part of OPPORTUNITIES OF ENTANGLEMENT

CHARTER OF DUBAI, X-PALM

Palm Jumeraih is the grand icon of Dubai’s look-at-me-urbanism. Behind the show, the man-made island performs as a luxury refuge, retreating from its wider context, facilitating individualism, exclusion and perceived independency.

The Charter of Dubai takes the Palm as a challenging testing ground to imagine a socially and environmentally integrated urbanity. It does so by rereading and readjusting the Palm’s geometry, thus investigating its immanent formal opportunities. If the question is whether social cultures can be patterned through formal configurations of space, the Palm’s straight answer is: yes. SMAQ however take this as a tool to imagine a different urban future.


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