This edition of hand-made flat weave kilim rugs explores the perpetually changing landscape of Doha, framing the city as a place that is in constant reinvention. The process of construction is often viewed as a necessary nuisance, a disruption of the everyday working of the city. This body of work takes a different view, celebrating the sheer scale of Doha’s construction activities, and imagining an metropolitan identity that embraces this state of constant re-invention.
The motifs were developed by Levi Hammett and Maryam Al Homaid and explore both the mundane aspects of the construction city as well as the fabricated spaces and invented locations that continue to emerge as part of the urban landscape.
Hammett, Levi, & Maryam Al Homaid. Construction City. (Hand dyed wool, Hand woven). 2021.