From November 9th of this year to February 8th, 2020, Sharjah will welcome visitors in for the inaugural edition of Sharjah Architecture Triennial. This is said to be the first major platform inviting dialogue on architecture and urbanism in this part of the world. Curated by Adrian Lahoud, the event will foster a Rights of Future Generations theme, raising questions about the power architecture has to create alternative modes of existence.

“Sharjah has enjoyed a slower rate of development compared with other Gulf cities," says Lahoud, explaining what makes Sharjah such an appropriate site for the Triennial. "Its built environment retains a human scale while historic, modern, and contemporary buildings coexist in a layered urban landscape. Situated on both the Gulf and Indian Ocean coasts, with a long history in trade, Sharjah has a vibrant, multiethnic 20th century landscape where restored coral stone buildings and courtyards juxtapose with modern neighborhoods.”

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