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24 January @ 10.00 am - 7.00 pm

AED 20

Curated by Anna Barbara (Politecnico di Milano; SenseLab, Milan) and Indu Varanasi (irdesign, Dubai) HERstory is a cross-cultural interaction between women who have ‘enlightened’ lives through their words, deeds and actions.

The HERstory idea was developed through a multi-sensory workshop held in the Women’s Museum where five female Emirati artists worked with five socially active women to produce a new relationship between creative pairs “with emotive as well as cognitive elements”.

The artists were Sanaa Al Maktoum, Afra Atiq, Alia Lootah, Dr Najat Makki and Majida Nasreddin; the protagonists were Moza Al Maktoum, Isobel Abulhoul, Kusum Dutta, Hissa Mohammed Hasan and Dr Elisabeth Stoney. Each woman brought to HERstory her own personal social and human experience; each artist contributes her own sensitivity, vision, creativity, to tell us of their shared history.

The resulting exhibition is a display of words, images, objects, and videos, interwoven in understanding the story-telling process from which these stories were born. The exhibition is directed by Prof Rafia Ghubash, founder of the Women’s Museum.

HERstory is described as the first chapter of a wider project under the title Women Design Capital, launched during the Dubai Design Week and intended to produce a series of cross-cultural exchanges and dialogues on topics concerning women and aiming to culminate at Expo 2020.

To 31 March. General admission to the Women’s Museum is AED 20.



24 January
10.00 am - 7.00 pm
AED 20
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Womens Museum
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