Course description

In our Classroom
With Mishari Al Najjar, Sara Abdulla (in narrative)
Ages 17+

Date: Saturday, 2 March
Timings: 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Location: Khalid Bin Mohammed School, Sharjah
Languages: English and Arabic

Our earliest spatial awareness is often shaped by our routine exposure to schools and the interior architecture of the classrooms. We grow accustomed to familiar vantage points, for instance, looking out of the same window. School buildings, in their most concrete spatial form, also serve as a historical time capsule of the prevailing architectural language of the era in which they were built.

While centring Lala Rukh’s 1987 screenprinting manual In Our Own Backyard, this workshop transforms a classroom into a block printing space. Through the form of task sheets and a set of prompts, participants will be encouraged to use the medium to print their individual memories of school while considering architectural elements within the setting of the Khalid Bin Mohamed School. They will also collectively print on fabric, thus contributing to a shared visual narrative.


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