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The Programme


A New Design Culture

A New Design Culture

  • 09 November 2020
  • 16:00

Reconnecting and examining the approach to heritage and context, advocating for greater inclusivity, and forging new ways of collaborating; as a new value structure enforces itself around us, could 2021 be the turning point for a more democratic design profession?

Speakers: Aline Asmar d’Amman (Architect and Founder, Culture In Architecture), Jonathan Ashmore (Architect and Founder, ANARCHITECT), Marion Vignal (Curator, Author, Journalist and Founder, Ida M. agency), Meaad Hanafi & Rahaf Al-Muzaini (Architects and Co-Founders, Sibyl Design Studio)

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The Future of Everything/Design goes viral

The Future of Everything/Design goes viral

  • 10 November 2020
  • 14:00

With technology intermediating the design industry like never before, how can the human-centric profession adapt to this hyper-digital age and work with it to deliver progressive solutions across the micro and marco levels.

Speakers: Agata Kurzela (Architect and Founder, Agata Kurzela Studio), Matthew Utley (Architect and Principal, Grimshaw), Nuru Karim (Architect and Founder, NUDES), Riyad Joucka (Architect, Designer and Founder, MEAN - Middle East Architecture Network)

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Conscious Design Strategies for the Real World

Conscious Design Strategies for the Real World

  • 11 November 2020
  • 14:00

As our interaction with our built environment continues to evolve at a rapid pace, so do our expectations; how can design solve problems that the recent pandemic has brought to light and create opportunities to build more resilient communities?

Speakers: Asif Khan (Architect, Designer and Founder, Asif Khan), David G. Daniels (Architect and Director of Architecture, SSH), Kourosh Salehi (Architect and Design Director, LWK+Partners), Pallavi Dean (Architect, Interior Designer and Founder, ROAR)

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Craft x Contemporary

Craft x Contemporary

  • 12 November 2020
  • 16:00

Creativity is thriving at the intersection of artisanship and technology. How can this new culture of making help write a fresh narrative for global heritage?

Speakers: David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem (Designers and Co-founders david/nicolas), Jennie Binchy (Architect and Design Director Binchy and Binchy Architecture ), Roberto Palomba (Architect and Co-founder Palomba Serafini Associati), Sacha Walckhoff (Designer and Christian Lacroix Maison Creative Director )

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Designing for Humanity

Designing for Humanity

  • 13 November 2020
  • 12:00

How can a humanitarian design approach tackle social, cultural and environmental problems to help author a more equitable world?

Speakers: Carl Gerges (Founder, Carl Gerges Architects and Musician), Max Fraser (Publisher, design editor, content consultant and curator), Paul Cournet (Architect, OMA*AMO), Shashi Caan (Founder and Principal, SC Collective and CEO of IFI)

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Design for Hope

Design for Hope

  • 14 November 2020
  • 16:00

Design solves problems, foretells change and fuels growth. How are designers around the world expanding on the power of an idea to influence the shape of things to come?

Speakers: Abdalla Almulla (Architect, Designer and Founder, Mula), Richard Yasmine (Designer and Founder, Richard Yasmine), Sabine Marcelis (Designer and Founder of Sabine Marcelis Studio)

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