Street | IN NARRATIVE - Kuwait
The workshop aims to shed light on a recently revitalized street in Kuwait City. Mubarak Al Kabeer Street has seen a resurgence of activity in the recent years, thanks to the many micro coffee shops and restaurants popping up in disused spaces. The street also played a vital role in the modern history of Kuwait. Souk al Manakh [infamous for the stock market bubble crash back in the 80s] and the Stock Exchange are both located on it. This interesting duality, a semi-dark past and a seemingly bright present, is one of the main reasons IN NARRATIVE chose this street as the focus of its first workshop in Kuwait
Participants will have a chance to experience a curated selection of buildings and spaces along Mubarak Al Kabeer Street in Kuwait City and formulate stories based on their experience. They will not only get to visit the buildings but will experience the unique build up of the street from new and happening shops, well-established banks and underground passageways, all from a new perspective. The participants will learn to experience the city and street through a critical eye. They will imagine characters, scenarios and spaces. The buildings will be represented through experiential diagrams and collages that will focus on the experience and feelings the characters are having within the spaces instead of aiming to accurately represent the architecture they inhabit
Participants were divided into groups, each group selected a building to create a narrative along with visual representations of their idea centered around their selection. Furthermore all participants had to include Derwazat AbdulRazaq within their narratives.
Images of the workshop.