2016 Programme

Event Map

Throughout Dubai Design Week, a diverse 6-day programme of keynote speeches, panel discussions, public performances and educational workshops allowed all visitors – from local start-ups and entrepreneurs to international visitors, the media and families – the opportunity to discover and engage with design. The free-to-attend programme served as a rich introduction to the design scene in the UAE, and built on the many events and exhibitions happening throughout the week and beyond. Dubai’s design community showcased the best of the city’s creativity through an extensive programme of design-dedicated events. Various activities throughout the week hosted by local retailers, design brands, restaurants, universities and institutions, creative studios and galleries, will offered visitors the chance to attend workshops, launches and exhibitions, film screenings and more.

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Abwab: Bahrain

Abwab: Bahrain

Exhibition

24 - 29 October, 2016

Multiple

Dubai Design District (d3)

An investigative collaboration looks into the process of renewing a dormant craft by inviting visitors [...]

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Lettering Workshop X Tinkah

Lettering Workshop X Tinkah

24 - 26 October, 2016

3 - 7pm

Dubai Design District (d3)

An experimental workshop where designers and participants will be able to interact and connect with [...]

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Global Grad Show

Global Grad Show

24 - 29 October, 2016

Multiple

Dubai Design District (d3)

A globally unique exhibition of innovation, inventions and technology that will transform our future [...]

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Byahe: A Typographic Exploration

Byahe: A Typographic Exploration

24 - 29 October, 2016

10am - 8pm

Al Quoz 1

Created by Ape Creative, an exhibition and film screening that explores how people connect through their stories, travels [...]

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The Laboratory of Literary Architecture (LabLitArch)

The Laboratory of Literary Architecture (LabLitArch)

24 - 28 October, 2016

5 - 9pm

Dubai Design District (d3)

The Laboratory of Literary Architecture, in partnership with the Emirates Literature Foundation is a [...]

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Iconic Architecture and the Urban Development, Keynote by Santiago Calatrava

Iconic Architecture and the Urban Development, Keynote by Santiago Calatrava

25 October, 2016

7 – 8pm

Dubai Design District (d3)

In association with Expo 2020 Dubai, Swiss-Spanish neo-futuristic Architect & Engineer [...]

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Restoring the World's Oldest Library: Keynote by Aziza Chaouni

Restoring the World's Oldest Library: Keynote by Aziza Chaouni

24 October, 2016

7 - 8pm

Dubai Design District (d3)

The Qaraweyeen Library was founded in 859, as part of the Qaraweyeen Mosque and University in Fez, Morocco [...]

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Contemporary Practices in Islamic Design

Contemporary Practices in Islamic Design

26 October, 2016

8 - 9pm

Dubai Design District (d3)

Between the preservation of the Traditional and the reinvention of the Modern, panelists and moderator engage a lively discussion, [...]

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Reviving Master Craftsmanship: Keynote by Abdul Karim Crites

Reviving Master Craftsmanship: Keynote by Abdul Karim Crites

26 October, 2016

7 - 8pm

Dubai Design District (d3)

In this illustrated talk, Art Historian Abdul Karim Crites discusses his work over the last fifty years on mosques around the [...]

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Curating and Designing an Architectural Exhibition: Behind the Scenes with Yasser Elsheshtawy

Curating and Designing an Architectural Exhibition: Behind the Scenes with Yasser Elsheshtawy

26 October, 2016

2.30 - 4.30pm

Dubai Design District (d3)

Led by Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator of “Transformations: The Emirati [...]

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Artemide Showroom Opening

Artemide Showroom Opening

25 October, 2016

5 - 9pm

Dubai Design District (d3)

A journey through the history of contemporary design with contributions to Artemide's collections including [...]

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Downtown Design

Downtown Design

25 - 28 October, 2016

Multiple

Dubai Design District (d3)

The region’s only quality-driven design trade fair returns for its fourth edition as the commercial [...]

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Abwab: Palestine

Abwab: Palestine

24 - 29 October, 2016

Multiple

Dubai Design District (d3)

A project about monitoring and reproducing olive wood master carvers’ hand-made imperfections [...]

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Iconic City: Cairo Now! City Incomplete

Iconic City: Cairo Now! City Incomplete

24 - 29 October, 2016

Multiple

Dubai Design District (d3)

Taking inspiration from the Egyptian capital’s host of red brick buildings in varying stages of completion [...]

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Beauty Matters: Keynote by David Trubridge

Beauty Matters: Keynote by David Trubridge

27 October, 2016

7 - 8pm

Dubai Design District (d3)

All the way from New Zealand, prominent designer David Trubridge, takes the audience through the [...]

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Transformations: The Emirati National House

Transformations: The Emirati National House

26 October, 2016

6 - 7pm

Dubai Design District (d3)

A conversation between Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator of the UAE National Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition [...]

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