[ISEA2014] Round Table: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi (moderator), Ahmed Mater, Erkki Huhtamo, Hind Mezaina, Khaled Hafez & Salem F. Al Qassimi – Diversifying the city: The role of heritage and culture in the age of technology

Round Table Statement

The roundtable will discuss the implication and transformation of heritage and culture of the UAE over the course of the past 50-60 years and its evolution through technology locally and internationally. What are possibilities to learn from culture and heritage developments from the past and how can these be source for innovation for the future development and a thriving creative economy today for the city?

  • Ahmed Mater, Artist/Co-Founder “Edge of Arabia”,SA
  • Erkki Huhtamo, Media Historian/Media Archeologist, FI
  • Hind Mezaina, Photographer, The Culturist, AE
  • Khaled Hafez, Artist, Filmmaker, EG
  • Salem F. Al Qassimi, Fikra Design Studio, AE
  • Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi (Moderator), Barjeel Art Foundation, AE