Talk: Home | Sports


Date: Saturday 04 Nov, 2017 - Saturday 04 Nov, 2017
Time: 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Venue: Mini Golf, Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates , United Arab Emirates

Talk: Home | Sports

Creating a sense of community through sport

In conversation with journalist John Dennehy, artist and writer Hind Mezaina will discuss how people create a sense of community through sports and playing in public spaces. 

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This event is part of the National Pavilion UAE – la Biennale di Venezia’s public program titled “Home: Food | Music | Sports”, a series of events developed by artist and writer Hind Mezaina in dialog with the curatorial theme of the National Pavilion UAE’s current exhibition, “Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play”, exploring how food, music and sports contribute to building a sense of home and community. 

About John Dennehy

John Dennehy is a journalist with The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi. He previously worked at newspapers in Ireland and the UK. His book: In a Time of War: Tipperary 1914-1918 was published in 2013. 

About Hind Mezaina

Hind Mezaina is an artist and writer from Dubai. Her work delves into themes of collective memory, the notion of heritage, and the representation of Dubai and the UAE in the media. Her work is a continuous development of what she describe as a ‘visual archaeology’ through research, observation, collecting and preserving memories. Her work can be found on She is also the founder of and co-founder and co-host of Tea with Culture podcast.