Ammar Kalo

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UAE-based architect and designer Ammar Kalo, whose work explores the relationship between traditional craftsmanship and more contemporary forms of fabrication.

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Interviews / Bahrain 03:32
Noura Al Sayeh

Young architect Noura Al Sayeh is changing the face of Bahrain by rehabilitating its existing urban fabric

Interviews / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 02:49
Shaweesh

Shaweesh, a Saudi-based artist and creative director, embraces change as a he strives to create new narratives in Saudi Arabia

Interviews / Sharjah, UAE 03:37
Tarik Al Zaharna

Architect Tarik Al Zaharna explores his approach to materiality and space in the coastal Emirati town of Kalba.

Interviews / Dubai, UAE 03:58
Tobias Gibreel

A love affair with nature: the Sudanese-German florist who recently rooted himself in Dubai brings diversity to the local flower industry at Volet

Interviews / Turkey 04:34
Superpool

A new wave of urban architects – Gregers Tang Thomsen and Selva Gurdogan have set up Superpool – an architectural studio in Istanbul that uses good design to solve social issues.

Interviews / Cairo, Egypt 03:31
Studio Zafir

A Cairo-based initiative to encourage creativity and set up by three founders – Nada Abdel Salam, Noha Zayed and Ahmed Kamel – Studio Zafir is a concept store that offers funky home-grown Egyptian products designed by a wide range of artists and designers. The founders stock their T-shirt brand, Zafir which come in witty slogans referencing Egyptian pop culture and social issues.

Interviews / Kuwait 03:33
Zahra Ali Baba

Uncovering and preserving Kuwait’s urban history, architect Zahra Ali Baba reflects on her research, the practice of architectural conservation and the importance of history in the development of Kuwait

Interviews / London, UK 03:41
Alia Al-Senussi

Born in Washington DC to a Libyan father and American mother, Alia Al-Senussi is part of the Tate Committee for Middle Eastern and North African Acquisitions. Having worked in commercial art for three years, she has immersed herself in the world of non-profit art education. She is helping to integrate Libya into the art and culture boom that the Middle East has experienced.