Competition: we've teamed up with Brownbook magazine to give away five copies of their latest issue plus five copies of their recently published book Evolving Spaces.
Brownbook features contemporary Middle Eastern culture and issue 29 has a particular focus on fashion, from cotton factories in Egypt to catwalk shows in Sudan.
Evolving Spaces comprises a photo essay shot by Charlie Koolhaas in Dubai over the past five years, plus a report on the city's cultural district Al Quoz written by Ahmed Makia.
Each of the five winners will receive one copy of Brownbook issue 29 and one copy of Evolving Spaces.
This competition has now closed.
Competition closes 11 October 2011. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here are some more details from the publishers:
BROWNBOOK magazine is an urban guide to the Middle East, which prides itself on giving a voice to the lesser-told tales of the Middle Eastern and North Africa region. On the ground reporters and photographers take the time to speak to the people and profile the places shaping the contemporary creative community and, in each issue, they go into depth over a chosen agenda topic.
The current issue, BROWNBOOK 29, is focused on fashion, exploring the regional industry from textile sourcing to design. The team visits cotton factories in Egypt, cover catwalks in Sudan and profile up and coming designers including Sultan al Darmaki, who has just had his shoes added to the contemporary collection at London’s V&A Museum.
In the rest of the issue BROWNBOOK talks to Newsha Tavakolian who after beginning her career as one of Iran’s youngest female press photographers, is now an exhibiting artist and profiles the lives of Iranian women.
They also visit the newly constructed Opera House in Muscat, which promises to become a cultural landmark across the Gulf, and speak to the newly appointed director Iman al Hindawi.
For Diaspora, the team speaks to Middle Easterners living outside the region, visiting Karim-Antoine Habib, one of BMW’s chief designers in Germany and talk to him about the history of design.
As a multimedia platform, BROWNBOOK Publishing regularly host events, pop up shops and we produce video content. As part of Shubbak, the first festival dedicated to contemporary Arab art in London, Brownbook hosted a week long event called Dubai Futures, in collaboration with Falcon and Associates.
For the event, an exhibition of photographs and an evening of talks with leading creative thinkers, we also launched a book – Evolving Spaces. The book was a photo essay of Dubai from the last five years by Charlie Koolhaas and an indepth study of Al Quoz, Dubai’s newest cultural district, by Ahmed Makia.
Congratulations to the winners! Laura Trivilino in Italy, Noah Steffes in the USA, Lydia Forster and Lorraine Wood in the UK and Philip Braem in Belgium all won copies of Brownbook issue 29 and Evolving Spaces.