Curator announced for inaugral Sharjah Architecture Triennial
Adrian Lahoud, the dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, has been appointed as curator of the first edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial.
Lahoud is an architect, urban designer, and researcher and has written and lectured extensively on a variety of topics within the fields of architecture and urbanism, with a special focus on the Arab world and Africa.
The inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial will launch in November 2019 in the Emirate of Sharjah, and is set to become the first major architectural platform that invites dialogue on architecture and urbanism in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
““The Board of Directors of Sharjah Architecture Triennial and I are all very pleased that Adrian Lahoud will be curating our first editionm,” said Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi, founder and chairman of Sharjah Architecture Triennial.
“His deep commitment to addressing challenging global questions, cross-disciplinary perspective, and nuanced understanding of the MENASA urban context makes him the right choice for us amongst several other impressive candidates. We are confident that he will make an important contribution to the Triennial’s mission to reframe the conversation on regional architecture and urbanism.”
Lahoud said: “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to shape the inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial and to find ways of supporting an emerging generation of architects, artists and scholars in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.”
Lahoud is currently acting President of the Jury for the Saradar Collection Architectural Competition in Lebanon and working on a large installation titled ‘Climate Crimes’ to be included in the Future Starts Here exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in May 2018.
The event will be held in multiple sites across the city over the course of three months, with each edition involving a curatorial program of exhibitions, urban interventions, conferences, and public talks with local, regional, and international architectural practitioners and researchers.