Curated with the publishers of Dubai-based magazine Brownbook, the exhibition is divided into three sections: Architecture, Places and Societies. 'Architecture' features 10 models of public buildings selected by the Qatari architect and urbanist Fatma Al-Sahlawi and made in fire clay by Xeina Malki. Ranging from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art to the Baghdad Gymnasium designed by Le Corbusier, these buildings were hoped to modernise and glorify the identity of the city. On the surrounding walls are photos of these places and people using them, showing how they are part of today's urban fabric.
The 'transit' issue is spotlighted in 'Societies', for which Amira Asad, a Brownbook staff writer, has focused on communities originating from the MENA and living in the diaspora. Encompassing photos, interview texts and sound pieces, this profiling of Tunisians in Paris, Palestinians in Santiago, Yemenis in Singapore and Iraqis in London captures their intercultural way of life and the architectural spaces that their communities have established.