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Debate: “Transformation Strategies: European Architecture as Caregiver”

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe, together with the European Union as an official participant at the Expo 2020 Dubai, presents the round table “Transformation Strategies” at the Ireland Pavilion of the Expo 2020 Dubai UAE.

The European Union as an official participant in EXPO 2020 Dubai and through the Creative Europe program, the Ireland Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai UAE and Fundació Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona present the panel discussion “Transformation Strategies” in the framework of the exhibition “Transformation Strategies. European Architecture as Caregiver”.

Three exceptional participants, experts in political relationships between the UAE and Europe, architecture and architectural theory and curatorship, will share their points of view on how transformation is an essential way to reduce our footprint on the planet. The collaboration between the EU and the UAE on the Green transition towards COP28 in Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s own 2050 net-zero carbon objective will help further understand how different parts of the world are working towards common goals.

Emil Paulsen, Diplomat at EU Delegation to the United Arab Emirates.
Sumaya Dabbagh, architect and founder of Dabbagh Architects in Dubai.
Gary Boyd, architect, lecturer at Queens University, and curator.

Moderated by Ivan Blasi, curator of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award

  • architecture
  • Friday 17 December 2021, 19:00 - 21:00 (CET)

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Friday 17 December 2021, 19:00 - 21:00 (CET)
Ireland Pavillion