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The inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial is the first major platform to invite dialogue on architecture and urbanism in the Middle East, North and East Africa, South and Southeast Asia. Running from November 2019 until 8 February 2020, and curated by Adrian Lahoud, the Triennial – titled Rights of Future Generations – rethinks fundamental questions about architecture and its power to create and sustain alternative modes of existence. An opening weekend programme of performances, forums and summits is scheduled from 9 – 11 November.

Staged at various spots across Sharjah, from an abandoned school to Al Jubail Fruit and Vegetable market, here are a few highlights from the Opening Ceremony of the Inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial.

 

Photos by Sueraya Shaheen

Ngurrara Canvas II Awakening Ceremony, ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019 Sueraya Shaheen
Ngurrara Canvas II Awakening Ceremony, ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019 Sueraya Shaheen
Ngurrara Canvas II Awakening Ceremony, ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019 Sueraya Shaheen
Ngurrara Canvas II Awakening Ceremony, ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019 Sueraya Shaheen
Dogma, Platforms, 2019. Installation view. Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Dogma, Platforms, 2019. Installation view. Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Intervention by all(zone) “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”. Commissioned by ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Intervention by all(zone) “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”. Commissioned by ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Priests and Programmers, 2019. Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019 Sueraya Shaheen
Priests and Programmers, 2019. Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019 Sueraya Shaheen
Adam Jasper with Li Tavor, Alessandro Bosshard, Matthew van der Ploeg, Max Kriegleder, Vivian Wang, Dewa Alit, Vibeke Sorensen, and U5
Adam Jasper with Li Tavor, Alessandro Bosshard, Matthew van der Ploeg, Max Kriegleder, Vivian Wang, Dewa Alit, Vibeke Sorensen, and U5
Samaneh Moafi with WORKNOT!, Mhamad Safa, Maria Bessarabova, Platform 28, and residents of Mehr in Dowlatabad, Esfahan, “Parable of Mehr “ Commissioned by ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019 Sueraya Shaheen
Samaneh Moafi with WORKNOT!, Mhamad Safa, Maria Bessarabova, Platform 28, and residents of Mehr in Dowlatabad, Esfahan, “Parable of Mehr “ Commissioned by ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019 Sueraya Shaheen
Marina Tabassum Architects, Inheriting Wetness, 2019. Interior View Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019 Sueraya Shaheen
Marina Tabassum Architects, Inheriting Wetness, 2019. Interior View Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019 Sueraya Shaheen
Hamed Khosravi and Roozbeh Elias-Azar with Nazgol Ansarinia “Revolution Begins At Home”. Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Hamed Khosravi and Roozbeh Elias-Azar with Nazgol Ansarinia “Revolution Begins At Home”. Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Silver Totes for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Silver Totes for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Entrance to Al Jubail Old Vegetable Market, one of the locations for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Entrance to Al Jubail Old Vegetable Market, one of the locations for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Cooking Sections, Becoming Xerophile, 2019. Installation view. Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019
Cooking Sections, Becoming Xerophile, 2019. Installation view. Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019
Procession as part of Silences and Spectres of the Indian Ocean, Nidhi Mahajan’s commission for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Procession as part of Silences and Spectres of the Indian Ocean, Nidhi Mahajan’s commission for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Procession as part of Silences and Spectres of the Indian Ocean, Nidhi Mahajan’s commission for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Procession as part of Silences and Spectres of the Indian Ocean, Nidhi Mahajan’s commission for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Procession to Platform led by Al Ahly Thikr Jamaah Choir inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Procession to Platform led by Al Ahly Thikr Jamaah Choir inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
SAT Curator, Adrian Luhoud, portrait commissioned by Selections. Sueraya Shaheen
SAT Curator, Adrian Luhoud, portrait commissioned by Selections. Sueraya Shaheen
Mahnaz Fancy, SAT Communications and External Relations Manager, at Al-Qasiniyah School, one of the locations of ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Mahnaz Fancy, SAT Communications and External Relations Manager, at Al-Qasiniyah School, one of the locations of ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Marina Tabassum, portrait commissioned by Selections Sueraya Shaheen
Marina Tabassum, portrait commissioned by Selections Sueraya Shaheen
Stefan Tarnowski, participated with his performative lecture ‘Syrian Revolution Media”. Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Stefan Tarnowski, participated with his performative lecture ‘Syrian Revolution Media”. Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Hoor al Qasimi, Chair & Adrian Lahoud, Curator of ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen
Hoor al Qasimi, Chair & Adrian Lahoud, Curator of ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen

Feature Caption: Marina Tabassum Architects,” Inheriting Wetness” Commissioned for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial. 2019. Sueraya Shaheen.

Sharjah Architecture Triennial is running from November 2019 until 8 February 2020

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