The Institute of Speculation

Under the Marvelous Circuit Tree

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

MRI

In this universe, everything is connected from the smallest sand particle to humans, big trees, and animals. As a Macro…

Breeding the Super Generation

A speculative design project demonstrating the possible futures of gene manipulation. It aims to ignite a global conversation around the…

Afif Boutique

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

Integrative Design Studio

The studio’s aim is to introduce the student to a version of Integrative Thinking/Design, where a challenge or identified problem…

Prologue_version_01

This project as a kind of foresight and collective review intends to attend to gene promotion in various biological species.

The 360 Film

The 360 film’s theme explores the philosophy and theory of “CyberPunk” as a sub-genre. It will investigate the evolution of…

The Sky Oscillates Between Eternity and Its Immediate Consequences (2021)

The Sky Oscillates Between Eternity and Its Immediate Consequences (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.

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.

Endolab

Two-day in-person Masterclass by Paolo Cardini (Professor in industrial design, Rhode Island School of Design) in Room 266

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

Planet City and the Return of Global Wilderness

Talk by Liam Young (designer, director, and BAFTA-nominated producer) in the Atrium

Design Earth

Streamed talk by Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy (Design Earth) to a live audience 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.

Seeds After Black Gold (2021)

Seeds After Black Gold (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.

A DIY of a Dream 101 (2019)

A DIY of a Dream 101 (2019) 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.

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.

The Girls Who Burned The Night (2020)

The Girls Who Burned The Night (2020) 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.

Catalog for the Post-Human – a Case Study in Critical Worldbuilding

Talk by Jessica Charlesworth & Tim Parsons (art and design studio) in the Atrium

WHAT IF: Designing for familiar people in an unfamiliar world

Two-day virtual workshop by Sudebi Thakurata (Co-founder of D.epicentre, faculty member at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, India) & Probal Banerjee (Co-founder and CEO of D.epicentre)

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)

Typofiction: Typography as a constituent in world-building practices

Two-day in-person Masterclass by Farah Fayyad (graphic designer & printmaker) & Mohammed Gaber (type designer & artist) in Room 241

Forensic Architecture

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

Post-Human Worlds – Designing Satirical Discursive Tools

Two-day in-person Masterclass by Jessica Charlesworth & Tim Parsons (art and design studio) in Room 266

Territorial Agency

Two-day virtual Masterclass by Territorial Agency in Room 255

Tayseer (2021)

Tayseer (2021) will be screened in the Atrium at 3:15 pm on 7 March 2022. This film is part of the Gulf Metaverse 2.0 program curated by Róisín Tapponi.

Glaze (2021)

Glaze (2021) will be screened in the Atrium at 3:15 pm on 7 March 2022. This film is part of the Gulf Metaverse 2.0 program curated by Róisín Tapponi.

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.

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