About the Tour
Nahla Tabbaa’s first tour features a walk through ‘Shabsogh’ street, home to a number of industries like silk screen paint, pigment shops, and an assortment of fabric shops with endless prints and patterns. Visit a falafel restaurant with ornate ceilings, sub-continental restaurants that cater food supplies to Jordan’s domestic and factory workers, her mother’s spice cabinet, and more. Each destination will be recommended by the stop before –- allowing a map to form organically.
This immersive, sensory experience will culminate in a creative mapping exercise at the Duke’s Design Center further up the road, over a cup of coffee and knafeh. Participants should bring tools for documentation: cameras, sketchbooks, an openness to the stories and people they encounter along the way, and an appetite, as they will be sampling Sri Lankan snacks, falafel and knafeh.
About the Tour Guide
Nahla Tabbaa works as a Community Programme Coordinator at Sharjah Art Foundation and Trail Presenter at Frying Pan Adventures. Both roles immerse her in socially engaged practices, placemaking and researching urban environments through stories and movement.
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