Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2023: Workshop Regenerative Exchange
As part of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2023 (United Arab Emirates), on the theme of the Beauty of Impermanence, the Nieuwe Instituut will host a workshop that asks whether waste and the way we deal with it can be transformed into a regenerative exchange. Focusing on the critical issue of waste management in and around cities and sites around the world, the workshop will address the ongoing challenges posed by our habits of consumerism, global disparities in waste destinations, and the materiality of waste itself. The workshop aims to explore the potential of regenerative practices and rethink material exchange to drive sustainable change.
12 November 2023 16:00 - 17:00
The workshop will serve as a platform for practices associated with this year’s event, fostering connections and drawing insights from the wider Sharjah Architecture Triennial network. It will include a series of mapping exercises that will ultimately contribute to the development of a glossary of regenerative practices in waste management. The workshop will take place on Sunday 12 November from 17:00 to 18:00 at the Old Al Jubail Vegetable Market.
About this edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial
The Beauty of Impermanence, curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, revolves around issues of scarcity in the Global South and promotes a culture of re-use, re-appropriation, innovation and collaboration. Site-specific interventions, coupled with a programme of workshops and gatherings, aim to explore and extend the overarching themes of this year’s edition.
About the contribution of the Nieuwe Instituut
The workshop is supported by the ongoing Regenerative Practices research trajectory and connects to the Nieuwe Instituut’s wider ambitions of ‘research as testing’ through its testing grounds and tool sheds. The workshop will be facilitated by Aric Chen (General and Artistic Director, Nieuwe Instituut), Setareh Noorani (Researcher, Nieuwe Instituut), and Tijn van de Wijdeven (Programme Manager, Nieuwe Instituut).
The Kingdom of the Netherlands (represented by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai) is a supporting partner of the event.