‘Mapping Migration Memories’, an exhibition researched and produced by (IN)>TANGIBLE LAB, part of the Institute for Creative Research at VCUarts Qatar, will open at the Company House in Msheireb Downtown Doha on November 22, 2023. The exhibition will run until January 27, 2024.

‘Mapping Migration Memories’ is the result of a multi-year research project aimed at preserving the intangible cultural heritage of Qatar.

The exhibition is a testament to the need to protect generational knowledge and celebrate the sheer grit and perseverance of a population’s ancestors. It does this by spotlighting the historical biannual nomadic movements, between the deserts and the seacoasts in and around Qatar.

Gathering and using existing, archived, and recorded memories, photos, films and oral histories, the installation traces and reenacts the migration paths of the north and south, capturing the visual and soundscapes of the rugged terrains traversed during their biannual journeys.