Equity & Inclusion

The Future of the Arabic Script

The Future of Education

Speculative Ecology: Dark Botany

Two-day in-person Masterclass by Pinar Yoldas (infradisciplinary designer/artist/researcher) in Room 255


Calligraphy, in essence, means the art of writing beautifully. The Arabic script’s calligraphic heritage, alongside the Arabic language’s oral origins,…

Co-working on Co-working

Co-working on Co-working is a text written within the framework of Notes on Collaboration (2021), a project and a publication,…

Al Madda

Al Madda is a bilingual (Arabic-English) biodegradable materials library in the form of an App and Website that currently features…


This project targets people with vision impairment within the Egyptian community who face obstacles due to inaccessibility in their daily…

Afif Boutique

In 2060, Muslim societies have shifted to a matriarchal system. To maintain safety and order, men are limited to specific…

Folk Songs Archive

A visual interactive archive that aims to document Egyptian folk songs due to a major lack in archiving the folkloric…

A Timeline of Architecture & Design in History

Streamed talk by Mohamed Elshahed (curator, architectural historian, and critic) to a live audience in the Atrium

Art in a Time of Conflict

Two-day virtual workshop by Assil Diab (Sudanese graffiti artist, graphic designer, and visual artist) in Room 213

Feminist Futures: Let’s edit-a-thon!

Two-day in-person workshop by Monica Merlin (Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art and Performance at VCUarts Qatar) and Tracy Stonestreet (Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art and Performance at VCUarts Qatar) in Room 216

Food Performance by Salma Serry

Performance & Talk by Salma Serry in the Atrium

Glimpses of Now (2021)

Glimpses of Now (2021) will be screened in the Atrium at 5:30 pm on 9 March 2022. This film is part of the Gulf Metaverse 2.0 program curated by Róisín Tapponi.

I Engrave (2016)

I Engrave (2016) will be screened in the Atrium at 9:30 am on 8 March 2022. This film is part of the Gulf Metaverse 2.0 program curated by Róisín Tapponi.

Recreating the Past

Two-day hybrid workshop by Zach Lieberman (MIT Media Lab, Future Sketches Group), Murilo Polese (Brazilian Creative Technologist), Edgardo Avilés-López (Mexican engineer, researcher, and artist), and Hind Al Saad (Qatari designer, maker, and creative coder) in Room 214

Futurisms: A Discussion with Ingrid LaFleur

Panel discussion between Alisha B. Wormsley, Jasmine Murrell, Saba Taj, and Saks Afridi led by curator Ingrid LaFleur in the Atrium (virtual + in-person options available)

New Potentials in Arabic Typography

Two-day in-person workshop by Sarah Shebl (Cairo-based independent designer & researcher) in Room 215

How to Start a Podcast: Finding your Voice

Two-day in-person workshop by Khaled Soltan (Radio Broadcaster & Podcaster) in Room 282

Looming Qatar by The Looming Council

Two-day in-person workshop by Riem Ibrahim (Mobius Studio), Hala Al-Ani (Mobius Studio), and Hadeyeh Badri (Mobius Studio) in Room 214

The Uncool School

Two-day in-person workshop by Peter Martin (Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, VCUarts Qatar) in Room 216

Gulf Metaverse 2.0 Film Festival Opening with Róisín Tapponi

The Gulf Metaverse 2.0 Film Festival will be introduced by curator Róisín Tapponi in the Atrium at 3:15 pm (7 March 2022).

Forensic Architecture

Keynote by Eyal Weizman (Forensic Architecture) in the Atrium

Futurisms Exhibition Opening with Ingrid LaFleur

The opening of Futurisms (by Ingrid LaFleur) will be held in The Gallery at VCUarts Qatar on 7 March 2022 at 7 pm.

The Future of Decolonization


of the
Environment, of
Materials, of
Design, of
Knowledge, of
Curation, of
Technology, of
Language, of
Reality, of
Energy, of