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Say No To Bachelors Thronging Residential Neighborhoods

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Inspired by my time living in Satwa, “Say No to Bachelors Thronging Residential Neighborhoods” eulogizes an area undergoing rapid change, while inspecting the politics of space, labor, and visibility that converge into the shared bedrooms, homes and communities in Old Dubai.


Combining documentary video, photography and installation, critical questions of home-making emerge: How does the unfettered market allocate and dislocate space? What does gentrification look like in Dubai? And does the term even provide a useful model for the city’s unique mode of displacement and renewal?

Images Courtesy of Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

 © 2020 by Christopher Benton

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