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Between East and West: A Gulf

Between East and West: A Gulf

by Bukhamseen Hamed, Ali Ismail Karimi


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945150784
Publisher: Actar
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hamed Bukhamseen is an architect and educator based in Kuwait City, Kuwait. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard University - Graduate School of Design earning degrees in architecture, the fine arts and urban design. He has practiced locally and internationally within the US, Germany and Japan where he was involved in various curatorial and design projects. Aimed primarily at the merger of interests in art and architecture across the urban realm, his work has been published in numerous media outlets and has been exhibited in Cambridge, Rome, Venice, and Dublin. In 2016, alongside Ali Karimi , he was curator of Kuwait's participation at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, with the project titled "Between East & West: A Gulf". He is currently a faculty member at the Kuwait University - College of Architecture where he teaches design studios and seminars.

Ali Ismail Karimi is a Bahraini architect and educator interested in social housing, public space, and infrastructural re-imaginings of the GCC countries.

Ali received his Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (M.Arch I '16). He has worked in Brussels with OFFICE KGDVS, in New York with SO-IL, and in Santiago-Chile with Elemental. In 2016 he was the curator of the Kuwait Pavilion titled "Between East and West: A Gulf" at the Venice Biennale with Hamed Bukhamseen. Karimi has conducted research on government-built housing in the GCC with the Affordable Housing Institute in Boston as a Joint Center for Housing Studies Fellow; and in Havana with a grant from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Ali practices in Manama and teaches architecture design studio at the University of Bahrain. His work and writings have been published in various academic journals including San Rocco, CLOG, and he most recently edited the third issue of the Harvard GSD student publication, Very Vary Veri (VVV).