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The Urban Garden is a community outreach initiative of the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) in Al Mureijah neighborhood, that invites audiences to use the garden for social and educational events, planting and sharing produce.
Designed as a collective space, the garden was inaugurated on March 1, 2014, with a market selling locally grown produce, artwork and crafts alongside workshops and activities organised as part of SAF’s Education Programme.
Nestled between the SAF Art Spaces, the Urban Garden is tucked away and blended into the architecture. Upon entering you encounter different edibles, herbs and trees, products of the children’s gardening workshops and niches to sit in.
SAF offers workshops for garden enthusiasts to expand their knowledge and creative workshops such as botanical illustration and painting. Discussions around urbanism and sustainability also take place. As this is an open space, audiences are invited to participate by visiting the garden and proposing ideas for workshops and discussions.
© From texts by the Sharjah Art Foundation.
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March - June 2022. Curators: Okwui Enwezor, Hoor Al Qasimi. Theme: Thinking Historically in the Present, conceived by late Enwezor.