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The Geomorphosis Cycle: A Paradise With Walls of Nothingness

Performance & Talk by Islam Shabana in the Atrium

Art for Cats With Cats etc.

Cats_etcetera is an online platform that brings the art and design community together to help raise awareness about stray animals, especially cats in Qatar. Cats_etcetera is a volunteer group, aiming to serve the community and the well-fare of the stray animal community. No Registration is required.

Palestinian Prints

Design your own Palestinian embroidery patterns using the woodblock printing technique with Naima Almajdobah and Pornprapha Phatanateacha. This happening takes place in the Saffron Hall on Tuesday, 8th March at 9 AM. Please bring your own blank tote bag or t-shirt. No registration is required.

The Future of the Arabic Language

The Future of the Arabic Script

The Future of Education

The Future of Design

The Future of the Arab Image

Speculative Ecology: Dark Botany

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

Under the Marvelous Circuit Tree

Two-day in-person Masterclass by Islam Shabana (interdisciplinary artist and a digital media designer) in Room 281

The Natural Reverse of Knowledge

This project arises from an attempt to raise awareness of the paradoxical relationship between digitization and knowledge.

Mashaq

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…

Towards Huroof Central

This project encapsulates an attempt to shift the current curricular focus in academia away from the global north, and more…

Enable

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…

On Behalf of the Voice

On Behalf of the Voice’ explores the role of physical and digital infrastructures in aiding political power, and their use…

Cultural Misfits

Exploring postcolonial realities, Cultural Misfits follows different experiences of third culture kids (TCK) navigating their identity politics.  A TCK is…

Folk Songs Archive

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

Salad Zone (2013)

Salad Zone (2013) will be screened in the Atrium at 9:30 am on 10 March 2022. This film is part of the Gulf Metaverse 2.0 program curated by Róisín Tapponi.

The Green Light (2021)

The Green Light (2021) will be screened in the Atrium at 9:30 am on 10 March 2022. This film is part of the Gulf Metaverse 2.0 program curated by Róisín Tapponi.

Sonic Jeel

An Open Jam Session with Sonic Jeel. No registration is required.

Designing from Within

Talk by Paolo Cardini (Professor in industrial design, Rhode Island School of Design) in the Atrium

A Timeline of Architecture & Design in History

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

Sonic Jeel

An Open Jam Session with Sonic Jeel. No registration is required.

Art in a Time of Conflict

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

Alphabet Soup: A Materials Workshop – from DIY to PLA to PHB

Two-day in-person workshop by Richard Lombard (Materials Specialist, Matter of Importance) in Room 101c

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

Mixtopian Letters: The Future of Arabic Letterforms

Two-day in-person workshop by Shima Aeinehdar (Iranian graphic designer, illustrator, and lettering artist) in Room 284

Post-colonial Realities in the Picture Book Publishing Industry

Two-day in-person workshop by Charlene Kasdorf (artist, illustrator, and art educator) in Room 215

Hybridization of New & Old Technologies in Handmade Films

Two-day in-person workshop by Sarah Smith (Assistant Professor of Photography at PrattMWP) in Room 282

Street Art Style Print Installation

Join Charlotte Rodenberg's PAPR Sophmore students as they create a Street Art Style Print Installation in the Orange Hall, in booth 1. During this Happening, attendees will be invited to assist in printing, cutting, and collaging the work for the installation. No registration is required.

Food Performance by Salma Serry

Performance & Talk by Salma Serry in the Atrium

Planet City and the Return of Global Wilderness

Talk by Liam Young (designer, director, and BAFTA-nominated producer) 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.

Radical Futures of Materials

Streamed talk by Julia Watson (designer, activist, academic, and author) to a live audience in the Atrium

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)

Forensic Architecture

One-day in-person Masterclass by Forensic Architecture in Room 281

Territorial Agency

Two-day virtual Masterclass by Territorial Agency in Room 255

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

A photowalk with Rola Khayyat

In the spirit of the flaneur, participants will take a casual walk around the nearby campus, searching for visual splendor and inspiration to be captured with both analog and digital cameras on Monday, March 7th between 9:30 AM and 12:00 noon. No registration is required.

Relearning Imagination: the unimagined future of Arabic script with Artificial Intelligence

Performance & Talk by Arshia Sobhan in the Atrium

Jam Session

A Live A/V Jam Session with Erika Tsuchiya and Joshua Rodenberg. No registration is required.

Exploring boundaries by piercing barriers

Streamed talk by Jalila Essaïdi (Dutch artist and entrepreneur) to a live audience in the Atrium

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).

Jam Session

A Live A/V Jam Session with Erika Tsuchiya and Joshua Rodenberg. No registration is required.

Records of the (im)possible: A Radical Projects Exhibition

The Radical Projects Exhibition opens officially in the Saffron Hall on Monday, 7th March at 4:15 PM. No registration is required.

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

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