“Formation of Soof” at the 2023 London Design Biennale

The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism’s House of Artisans will participate in the 2023 London Design Biennale with the immersive installation, ‘Formation of Soof’. The House of Artisans will pay tribute to the core materials and tools of Al-Sadu craft, sharing insight into the traditional weaving technique practised by women in the United Arab Emirates.

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Crafting Stories Exhibition

The House of Artisans and Institute Francaise in the UAE launched a new cultural arts exchange programme in partnership with the French Embassy in the UAE and the Institut Francais “Crafting Stories” showcases the works of Emirati artists Alia Al Mazrooei, Mohamed Al Suwaidi, and Sarah Al Nuaimi and French artists Jeremy Plisson, Joseph Dhedin and Domitille Lusinchi during their time in partner countries, inspired by the theme of social gathering and art de vivre.

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An innovative cultural experience celebrating the rich intangible heritage of the UAE. Set within Al Hosn site, House of Artisans will showcase the history of traditional Emirati crafts through an inventive exhibition, and provide a platform for Emirati artisans to practice and share their skills with future generations, as well as offer an annual programme of educational workshops and events, including Bait Al Gahwa.


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