To consider compiling an encyclopedia (of any kind) in post-Wikipedia times is an exercise in emotional withdrawal. But this did not deter these creatives. Designed over a year ago by Dubai-based curatorial practice Brusselsprout the first edition of the first of its kind Dubai graphic and visual encyclopedia presents a reality that acts as a counterpoint to all the excess of attempts to decipher and understand Dubai.

With the aim of organizing scanning devices for the entire physical reality and processing information in much the same way as the early explorers did in order to reach unknown lands in what is now referred to as the United Arab Emirates, the encyclopedia will be updated periodically so as to provide an authentic (temporal) guide and a database for Dubai and its times. Source