Art projects

La casa de muñecas saudita
Riad, ARABIA SAUDÍ - Madrid

The Saudi Arabia dollhouse

Un ejercicio de empoderamiento experimental.

The Saudi Arabia Dollhouse project arose from a wish to understand the Saudi domestic space, and from the need to show the younger generations Saudi Arabia's culture and traditions in a city distinctly designed by foreign architects.

Ideally, the dollhouse could become a public statement of feminine values, in a society that sees women as receivers rather than producers.

The project concurrently questions the domestic space and the role of the (woman) architect as designer of spaces and situations. The exhibition features the work of 9 women architects who fight for a place in a profession still globally monopolized by men. Five dollhouses that show these young women's world, where family and socio cultural relationships weigh more than religion, a world where respect for traditions goes against violence, where respect for the environment goes hand in hand with the right to privacy and a private personal lifeThese students will become the fifth class of women architecture graduates of Prince Sultan University. The first graduating class of women architects in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, received their degree in 2014 at Dar Al Uloom University.

The Exhibition at the COAM presents the dialogue developed in collaboration with a group of sutdents of the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, in Madrid, coordinated by professor Mara Sánchez Llorens.


Opening, presentation and roundtable:
Monday, 12 September at 19:00 h.

12 - 30 September 2016

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