The RIBA Gulf live lunch talks are a series of digital events that highlight voices from across the Gulf, where presenters are given the chance to delve deeper into their projects. The aim of this series is to highlight various views from across the Gulf while hosting a live open Q&A session with the audience.
Past events have been attended by around one hundred participants, with delegates tuning in locally from the Gulf, and globally from countries such as the UK, China, India and Nigeria. Our special guest speakers showcase a variety of architectural knowledge that can benefit practices not just in the Gulf, but around the world.
For the first talk of the series, Dr Kachaamy discussed the innovative research topic of futuristic architecture that utilises available advanced technologies in order to completely liberate itself from the ground and float in the air.
The second talk in the series was a lecture by Mouaz Abouaid, the founder and design principal of Dubai's Verform design studio, who discussed this urban regeneration project and one kilometre greenway of new public spaces and green areas to give urban space back to the people of Dubai.
For the third talk in this series, Tala Alnounou, the Head of Marketing for MENA region at LWK + PARTNERS, discussed creative marketing for architects and the art of storytelling.
For the fourth talk in the series, the session consisted of an interview with Peter Jackson on his career to celebrate his appointment as a 2021 RIBA Fellow for his contributions to architecture and the community, as he celebrates 50 years at the RIBA. This is followed by a presentation on recent Sharjah Architecture in the United Arab Emirates.
For the fifth talk in the series, the session hosted Rasem Badran RIBA, an Aga Khan Award winner and Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award winner, as he shared his insights on the topic of humanised urbanism.
RIBA held its sixth and final instalment of the RIBA Gulf live lunch talk sessions with the current Vice President for Students and Associates at the RIBA National Council, Maryam Al-Irhayim on her insights on the topic of navigating the pandemic as a student.
Stay tuned for the next event in our live lunch talks series.
For more information about upcoming events and Gulf news, visit our RIBA Gulf homepage.