For the Fall iteration of Library Circles, the jameel’s series of research, talks and experimental interventions by UAE practitioners that explores alternative research methodologies and representations, Jameel Library presents a display by Another Empty House. This collaborative research-based project by Juneida Abdul Jabber, Shahnaz Hashim, and Zahra Mansoor was established in 2020 to focus on the contemporary Gulf/Malayali experience.
Their research delves into economic, patriarchal, and capitalist behaviours that have contributed to a rise in vacant domestic houses in Kerala. It has included collecting and mapping tropes in film, advertising, YouTube videos, and oral histories to create a nuanced understanding of this issue. Another Empty House aims to document and map urban networks, exploring transience, social class, aspirations, gender, and space, and the effects of this socio-economic and political issue.
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