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NYUAD’s ‘Cartography’ seeks for a greater understanding of the plight of refugees

‘Cartography’ seeks to bring about a greater understanding of the plight of refugees. We explore how “We are in the middle of one of the largest mass migrations in human history,” says Kaneza Schaal, a theatre director and performer whose play Cartography, made with Christopher Myers, was recently in rehearsals at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). “We wanted to think what tools we had as artists in this situation to make a context for young people to share stories together.”

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The Materials Man of the Emirates

The installation “Objects in the Ground,” was produced by the Sharjah Art Foundation from a sketch by Hassan Sharif. It includes works made by the artist from street trash, including plastic and wire, cotton rope; paper and jute; iron wire, cardboard and waste paper.

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Dubai Street Museum: murals appear across the city – in pictures

Artists have been encouraged to transform the appearance of Dubai’s 2nd December Street. Participants have painted murals on 16 of the thoroughfare’s buildings as part of Dubai Street Museum, an initiative promoting the emirates’ visual arts and cultural heritage. Photographer Tom Dulat had a look at some of the results

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