Articles tagged Middle East

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This Saudi concept store reflects the Middle East’s changing luxury retail market

Riyadh – Designed by Virgile + Partners, a new concept store from Saudi luxury retailer Rubaiyat is a departure from the shopping mall and department store typologies in Riyadh.

Eyal Weizman sees architecture as a possible tool for control and surveillance.
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Rebel Architecture: The Architecture of Violence

ISRAEL – Eyal Weizman explores the role of architecture in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank

Coalesce Design Studio is the first Pakistani party to join the fair.
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Design Days Dubai 2

If you are travelling from Europe, it‘s not a bad idea to start your Dubai itinerary at the beach. The fair doesn’t close until 8pm, and is followed by programmes (for which read ‘parties’) …

Design Days Dubai sets sail under Burj Khalifa.
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Design Days Dubai 1

Just three years ago, in a region best known for the grimy business of extracting oil to drive the world’s economies, the city took a decidedly more cultural turn when Design Days Dubai (DDD) …

Syrian Olympic, 2013, c-print diasec mounting, 133 x 200 cm, edition of 8, courtesy the artist and Ayyam Gallery
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I, The Syrian by Tammam Azzam

Earlier this year, Elephant editor Margherita Dessanay covered Tammam Azzam’s work Freedom Graffiti. The Syrian artist is holding his first UK solo exhibition at Ayyam Gallery in London, which will …

The Carton is about food culture and the Middle East.
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Zines: Avant la Lettre

For every action a counteraction, for every passion a publication. Avid readers are still discovering – at kiosks and concept stores everywhere – magazines that turn them on.