By any measure, Qatar is experiencing unprecedented growth: the country's population has nearly tripled in size in the past decade; in 2009, a year when most economies contracted, the economic growth rate was a staggering nine percent, with estimates of 16 percent in 2010; and the metropolitan area of its capital Doha is four times larger than it was 20 years ago. Key investments in education, culture, health and sports as well as major upgrades to the country's infrastructure suggest that Qatar seems poised for great change. With the World Cup now slated for 2022, the current growth rates promises to continue, if not accelerate. Clearly, this is an exciting moment in the country's history.
But is it sustainable? Can it endure?
An exhibition in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University Doha.