Networked Urbanism

design thinking initiatives for a better urban life

Design critics: Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo, principals of Ecosistema Urbano

This is part of a two video series that should be watched simultaneously side by side. They talk about the long standing pearl diving tradition in the Arabian Gulf and the consumerist society that quickly transformed the Gulf after oil discovery from once sleepy humble towns to bustling metropolises.


This is part of a two video series that should be watched simultaneously side by side. They talk about the long standing pearl diving tradition in the Arabian Gulf and the consumerist society that quickly transformed the Gulf after oil discovery from once sleepy humble towns to bustling metropolises.


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Here’s a short video to bring you a little into my life. Hope you enjoy!…


This short animation looks at Bahrain’s current reliance on food imports to sustain its growing population. A food empire archipelago is formed through the acquisition of foreign arable lands. Yet, can Bahrain attain future food security by continuing its current practices? What are the possible opportunities for intervention on the island itself?


Shahab Al Bahar

My home is on a plane. An adrenaline junkie. Kuwaiti by blood but I think the world is my playground. I have a mission to see the entire continent of Africa before I hit 30. I studied architecture and am currently doing my Masters in landscape architecture. I dedicate my life to three things:- architecture, travel and the gym. Why? because once I become a certified trainer I want to design and launch my very own boutique gym that will hopefully succeed as a concept and become an international chain so that I can keep paying for those plane tickets that will constantly take me to discoverable territories...Oh and while maintaining my biceps!



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