Millennial Gulf

Millennial Gulf reports on youth-led initiatives in the realms of culture, politics, technology, and entrepreneurship in the Gulf Arab countries. The goal of Millennial Gulf is to elevate the voices of youth in the region and deepen understanding of their concerns and aspirations.

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Gulf Artists Make a Splash at the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale

Guided by the theme “After Rain," Gulf presentations at the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale approach ecological destruction, communal healing, and sociocultural change with a sense of hope.

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Education in Focus: Speculative Horizons’ Photography Project in Kuwait

Through exhibitions, educational guides, and workshops, Kuwait-based Speculative Horizons encourages young Kuwaiti photographers to explore new narratives.

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Kuwaiti Rap Duo Highlights Rising Popularity in the Gulf

Kay R and Chunkky Monkky, Kuwait's first married rap duo, deploy trendy Arabic-language lyrics to appeal to Kuwaiti youth.

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Art Dubai’s “Encounters” Showcases “Village Vibe” of Emirati Artists

Amid the hundreds of international artists on display at the Middle East’s largest commercial art fair, “Encounters” explored the local art scene and its decades of creative exchange.

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Bahraini Photographer Puts Spotlight on Youth Palestine Advocacy

Ahmed Alghasra blends advocacy for the Palestinians with his photography to document demonstrations on social media and amplify youth perspectives on the Gaza conflict.

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Wusum Gallery Provides a Fresh Perspective on Doha’s Art Scene

Wusum Gallery, a grassroots creative space founded by an art historian duo, aims to improve Qatar-based artists’ access to global art markets.

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Nature’s Palette: Mohammad Alfaraj’s Art Captures the Spirit of Al-Ahsa

Saudi artist Mohammad Alfaraj’s nature-inspired installations draw on his childhood in Al-Ahsa and stories from the oasis town.

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Gender Segregation Tests Kuwait University

Kuwait University's responsibility to educate students for a globalized workforce in conjunction with the younger generation’s more liberal attitudes may lead to a gradual reevaluation of gender segregation rules.

Will Gulf Camping Survive the Tourism Boom?

Even as they make heavy investment in tourism projects, including in remote areas, Gulf governments will need to ensure they do not lose sight of a camping tradition that celebrates a shared heritage tied to the region's wild places.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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