Museum as utopia: Qatar’s National Museum opens to the public

Overlooking Doha’s sea front, The National Museum of Qatar appears as a mirage in the desert. The highly anticipated museum, designed by Atelier Jean Nouvel, held its glamorous opening ceremony on March 27th 2019. The building is an avant-garde structure made with 539 intersecting vertical and horizontal disks of multiple diameters, curvatures, and inclinations. Nouvel’s […]

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Boos for Blatter at Oxford Union

Claiming that he was not responsible for the deaths of World Cup workers in Qatar and that his job is harder than the Prime Minister’s, FIFA president Sepp Blatter received a mixed reception this evening at the Oxford Union. The 77-year-old Swiss delivered an address with a stated aim to “challenge your perceptions of me […]

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