Who: Finn McAlinden & Arne Dahr, Producers, The Sand Castle and Tamara Rosenberg, Producer, PBS’ Wide Angle
Event: His Highness Sheikh Saud of Ras al-Khaimah of the United Arab Emirates has a grandiose dream -- a brand new capital in the middle of his desert kingdom. Following in the footsteps of its sister-state Dubai, this Middle Eastern nation plans to build itself into importance by commissioning world-renowned architects to invent a city on the sand dunes. The Sand Castle follows the roller-coaster ride as the Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta makes its bid to design the capital's master plan. As the Sheikh's most trusted man sends Snøhetta's architects back to the drawing table repeatedly to elaborate on their minimalist designs, the architects labor frantically to meet the his ambitions.
When: Wednesday, December 5, Check-in: 5:30 PM, Program: 6:00 PM
Where: World Affairs Council, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 312 Sutter St., San Francisco
Admission Costs: Council Members: FREE, Cosponsors: $7, Nonmembers: $15, Students: $5
Info: 415.293.4600; [email protected]; http://www.itsyourworld.org/
Official Website: http://www.itsyourworld.org
Added by wacsf on November 7, 2007