PechaKucha Night SHJ Vol. 10 returns to 1971 – Design Space

The upcoming PechaKucha Night Vol. 10, hosted by 1971 – Design Space, will take place on Tuesday, 20 June, 2017, hosting a range of presenters who are specialists in design.

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California: Designing Freedom

California: Designing Freedom explores how the ideals of the 1960s counterculture morphed into the tech culture of Silicon Valley, and how ‘Designed in California’ became a global phenomenon.

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Beirut Design Week 'Need for Regional Change'

Dubai Design Week was in Beirut yesterday for ‘NEED FOR REGIONAL EXCHANGE’, a panel discussion on Design Weeks and Collectives of Beirut, Amman, Cairo, Casablanca, Dubai and Tehran which brought together representatives from all six cities to discuss the potential for collaboration in the Middle East.

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Tashkeel announces selected designers for Tanween Design Programme

Dubai Design Week congratulates Alya Sultan AlEghfeli, Hala Al Ani, Myrtille Labrune-Ronteix and Renad Hussein, who were announced as the participants of this year’s edition of Tanween Design Programme.

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Dubai Design Week’s first Partner Briefing of 2017

Marking six months until Dubai Design Week 2017 (13-18 November), the design week team today held a Partner Briefing at the beautiful Purity showroom in Dubai Design District.

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Audi Innovation Award Submissions Open

Calling all GCC & Levant designer-innovators: the second Audi Innovation Award in collaboration with Dubai Design Week is now open for submissions.

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Architectural innovation by AAU Anastas studio, Palestine

Bethlehem-based architecture studio AAU Anastas has completed a prototype of a free-standing stone vault in Jericho which will be later used for the construction of el-Atlal residency for artists and writers in the Palestinian city.

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Tashkeel Open Call

Tashkeel launches a call for work for its annual group show, Made in Tashkeel 2017, which each year features a selection of recent works by members, workshop participants and exhibiting artists.

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Global Innovations from Global Grad Show in celebration of Earth Day

Timing with Earth Day, held worldwide each year on 22 April, Global Grad Show highlights five of the graduate innovations from its 2016 edition:

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2017 Audi Innovation Award Registrations now open

The competition for the second Audi Innovation Award is now open. The competition, led by Audi Middle East in partnership with Dubai Design Week, aims to empower regional designers while archiving intellectual progress in the region.

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AUDI ANNOUNCES THEME FOR NEXT INNOVATION AWARD

The next Audi Innovation Award theme was announced as “Autonomy”.

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AUDI INNOVATION AWARD WINNER

The first Audi Innovation Award for the Middle East was presented to Sahar Madanat from Jordan at the opening of Design Days Dubai for her ‘One-Handed Tableware Set’ design with second and third places being awarded to local UAE based designers, Mansour Attia and Nick Karinzaidis for a ‘Metro-bike fly-over’ proposal and a ‘Gaudi style responsive bath system’ respectively.

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ART DUBAI GROUP ANNOUNCES SENIOR APPOINTMENT

Art Dubai Group today announced the appointment of William Knight as Managing Director and Head of Design at the company. As owners of the region’s leading portfolio of art and design events in the Middle East and North Africa, Knight has been appointed to lead and develop the company’s design portfolio, which currently includes the region’s largest design event and trade show, Dubai Design Week and Downtown Design, as well as the collectible design fair Design Days Dubai.

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A CATALYST FOR THE REGIONAL DESIGN INDUSTRY

The success of Downtown Design 2016 uncovers the growing demand for original high-quality design solutions in the Middle East.

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URBAN COMMISSIONS 3.0. ANNOUNCES THREE FINALISTS

Urban Commissions, a design competition set up by Dubai Design District (d3) and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, announces its three shortlisted designs for a ‘communal table’ that will be placed within the urban landscape of d3 in 2017.

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AFFECTING POSITIVE CHANGE: THE FIRST REGIONAL AUDI INNOVATION AWARD AND ITS JUDGES

The first Audi Innovation Award of the region has set out to propel significant positive change, and they picked the right judges to do it.

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