Historian Farah Al-Nakib's new book, <em>Kuwait Transformed: History of Oil and Urban Life</em>, probes how much history can tell us about the country's past promises, its current quandaries, and its future potential. In this interview with architect Todd Reisz, Al-Nakib reveals how an urban writing of the Persian Gulf could,...
'A Deep Reverence for the Region's History'
In this essay, Todd Reisz extracts the histories, both real and fictional, of Dubai's Aladdin City, a development project launched in February 2015. He explores its beginnings, its potential futures, and the reactions drawn from populations, both local to the UAE and beyond.