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

This talk was broadcasted on the Dubai Design Week website on 13 November, Friday 12pm and on Dubai Design Week’s YouTube Channel

About Max Fraser
Max Fraser works as a design commentator across the media of books, magazines, exhibitions, video, and events to broaden the conversation around contemporary design. As a consultant, he delivers content and strategy for a variety of public and private bodies in the UK and abroad, recent clients including A/D/O (MINI), Dassault Systèmes, Norwegian Embassy, Hermes, Dubai Design Week, 100% Design and Clerkenwell Design Week.

He is the author of multiple design books including DESIGN UK and DESIGNERS ON DESIGN, which he co-wrote with Sir Terence Conran. He owns Spotlight Press, a publishing imprint, recent titles include LONDON DESIGN GUIDE and DEZEEN BOOK OF IDEAS. As a journalist, he works as a design correspondent for CNN Style and contributes to publications including Financial Times, Wallpaper*, icon, Surface, and Newsweek International.

About Carl Gerges
Carl Gerges was born in Beirut in 1987 with a mission towards contributing to the making of a better ‘look, sound and feel’ of the elements surrounding our environment. His passionate journey and career dedication swiftly led to the launching of Carl Gerges Architects after a decade of architectural ventures and overwhelming support from international professionals that included featuring his own home on the cover of AD Middle East, as well as many other positive media reviews.

About Paul Cournet
Paul Cournet is an architect at OMA*AMO and guest teacher at TU Delft. After studying architecture in Bordeaux and Paris (Fr), Paul joined OMA in 2010. At OMA, Paul has been working on several projects now built or currently under construction. Paul also works within AMO, the think-tank branch and research based entity of OMA. Projects Paul worked on for AMO include exhibitions, research programs, strategies for brands, publications and set design.

Since 2017, Paul is a guest teacher at TU Delft where he is currently leading the research and design studio ‘Datapolis’. Paul has been a visiting teacher and lecturer in several universities across Europe. His work has been published in several international books and magazines.