conferences and events

  • Bonn Climate Change Conference 16 - 26 May 2016 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The forty-fourth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 44) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 44) as well as the first session of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1)
  • Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change Conference 27-29 May 2016, British Museum. Organised by The British Museum and The Royal Anthropological Institute. Convenor of the panel The Generation of Climate Knowledge Keynote speaker: Chairman of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation of COP21 Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC Paper: Criteria for the Adaptation and Implementation of COP21 Paris Agreement in the Context of Technology Development and Transfer of Renewable Resources
  • COP22 Marrakech Climate Change Conference 7-18 November 2016 Twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) and the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12)



  • Mazdar Digest Date With Destiny.
  • The Tryptic Note Reinventing for Sustainable Development.
  • The Blessed Tree Are Date Palm Leaf Buildings the Key to Climate Change?





  • The National, Fame for Bedouin huts built before architects or plans
  • INTBAU, INTBAU Member’s Award-winning Arish House Reconstruction



  • 2015 - Qasr Al Hosn Festival 2015 Abu Dhabi
  • 2014 - Venice Architectural Biennale, Fundamentals Curated by Rem Koolhaas, the UAE National Pavilion
  • 2013 - Support from the United Nations Women’s Guild for an Exhibition in Geneva on: Date Palm Industry. A Holistic Concept for Environmental and Economic Eco-Systems
  • 2012 - The Royal Geographical Society with IBG, London
    The first European exhibition Arish: Palm – Leaf Architecture in the United Arab Emirates, held at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) in London , 16 April - 25 May 2012. Design and curated by Sandra Piesik. Collaboration with Buro Happold Article 25 and Alexander Maitland.
    Thames & Hudson Arish: Palm Leaf Architecture at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG
  • 2012 - Buro Happold: Innovators in the Field, London
    Project featured: Arish Palm-Leaf Sculpture. The first structure to be designed and constructed with date palm leaves in Europe. Project in collaboration with Buro Happold and Imperial College, London.
  • 2012 - London Festival of Architecture 2012
  • 2011 - AR Emerging Architecture Awards, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2010 - AR Emerging Architecture Awards, The Royal Institute of British Architects, London