In light of this week’s earlier post mentioning my time in Doha, Qatar it seems fitting to highlight a few of the articles from that time.
The first is from one of the more humbling experiences during the project in the form of realizing the limitations of only speaking a single language. If it weren’t for the enormously talented and efficient translating staff, I have no doubt that the project would have fallen far short of its ultimate accomplishments.
The second post only contains a sliver of Area-51 reference, but in this case, big things come in small packages. This post examines what I defined at the time as the emerging Cultural-Industrial Complex, a term that emerged from discussions with my non-US colleagues during the project.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the project was building frames of reference with the way cultural institutions function, not just in North America, but Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
More often than not, their feedback and observations on the way things work (both efficient and absurd) were equally enlightening to me.