Youthful Glances

Cultural heritage has always been on the minds of many. It is an integral part of who we are and what shapes us as a society. For today’s youth, it is perceived as what defines their parents’and grandparents’ generations. The dilemma is how to ensure its continuity and transfer to the next generation. The artwork included in the following pageshighlights our students’ interpretation of Emirati cultural heritage.Through directed studies, they are encouraged to create their own understanding of heritage in a manner that brings it closer to contemporary visuals. DRAYESH,Emirati dialect for windows, is an initiative stemming from the ongoing memorandum of understanding between the University of Sharjah, represented by the College of Fine Arts and Design, and the Sharjah Institute of Heritage. This partnershipsupportsour students in their artistic journey beyond the studio walls.