April 3, 2021

Preparation for an Incision

April 3, 2021 | Concrete

Tania Ursomarzo and Nada Raza in conversation about the making of Tania's 2021 Yard Commission

Starts 5:30 PM

Ends 7:00 PM

Venue Concrete


Join Tania Ursomarzo and Nada Raza for a conversation about the making of the 2021 Yard Commission.

Over the Spring, Tania Ursomarzo began a careful study of the environment of the Yard, a shared community space at Alserkal Avenue. In preparation for a more substantial future intervention, conditions were measured through space-making and space-shaping elements designed to capture wind, hold light, dampen sound, and cast shadow onto the most exposed area of the Yard—the grass footprint of the former Nadi al Quoz. As light and air move through the space of the Yard over the course of the day, these test elements trace the path of the sun, with a view to carving out fluid and hospitable spaces for social activity.

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