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The Kuwait Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Investigates the Role of the Hinterland

The Kuwait Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 tackles notions of discovery, interpretation, and projection of the hinterland, contextualizing the nation’s imminent growth. The exhibition titled Space Wars and curated by curators Asaiel Al Saeed, Aseel AlYaqoub, Saphiya Abu Al-Maati, and Yousef Awaad brings the hinterland within the architectural discourse, highlighting the nation’s functional staging ground.

Physical residue left behind after camping season in Kuwait’s hinterland - photographed by Mohammed Alkouh . Image © Space WarsFragments of Glass. Image © LCLA OfficeConsequences of extreme heat produced by Kuwait Solar Company. Image © Babnimnim Design StudioSatellite image of camping remnants dotting the hinterland of Kuwait, 29°22'24.71"N 47°38'10.43"E - in collaboration with Atlas of Places . Image © Space Wars+ 17