panel discussion March 15th 2016

Publication launch and conversation on Gulf inspired design with a curator and two designers from Once Upon DESIGN: New Routes for Arabian Heritage. A one-year research project by Banafsajeel on Reinventing Heritage culminated in a cutting edge contemporary design exhibition produced by 1971 Design Space featuring seven installations that draw inspiration from intangible heritage of the Arabian Peninsula, taken in contemporary design directions.

Noor Aldabbagh, founder of Banafsajeel (Dubai - Riyadh) and curator of the 1971 Design Space exhibition "Once Upon DESIGN: New Routes for Arabian Heritage"

Maha Al Sudairi, founder of Think Tank Co. in Jeddah who along side her team  at the Think Tank Co. developed Takki W Hakki, an interactive installation based on the idea of camel saddles featuring Samry music and light

Roy Letterlé, co-founder of Studio Mieke Meijer in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, who has developed Courtyard Culture, an outdoor installation recontextualising traditional courtyard architecture

Moderated by Salem Al Qassemi, AUS Assistant Professor of Design and founder of Fikra Design Studio

Location: The Studio
Date: March 15th 2016
Time: 7:00-8:00pm