The Ministry of Matters

Speculative Ecology: Dark Botany

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

Al Madda

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

MRI

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

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…

I love hummus

« I love hummus » is an (AR) Augmented Reality app made using the ceiling of my studio, 2.5 Dimensions…

Fragments of an Alternative Future

The evolution of typography has primarily been driven by technological innovation designed to meet new use-case scenarios. The 20th century…

Ittr

Ittr: an Arabic word that means perfume or essence. Replicating old designs into new ones marks the evolution of product…

Re-Coded

In Recreating the Past, we study computational art from the past decades and co-create our own computational art histories through…

EL-MANSEB

An educational game enhancing political awareness and youth engagement. This game represents the country on a macro scale, reflecting how…

Night Walks

My animation is entitled “Night Walks.” It relates to the 4th Axis the most. In our broken society where the…

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.

Designing from Within

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

Omar Kholeif – The Shape of the Future

Streamed Keynote by Omar Kholeif (author, curator, cultural historian, and broadcaster) to a live audience in the Atrium

Endolab

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

Envisioning a Post-Petroleum Society: A Futurist Manifesto

Two-day in-person workshop by Jumanah Abbas (architect, writer, and curator) and Alreem Al Kaabi (educator and film critic) in Room 223

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

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.

Design Earth

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

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.

Cat Trap with Cats Etc.

We will be learning how to use a trap cage and practice trapping stray cats to take the cats to the veterinarian clinic for spay or neuter and return the cats back to the same location. The meeting point is the main entrance of the VCUQ Building on Wednesday, 9th March at 6:30 PM. Registration is required.

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

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

Radical Futures of Materials

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

PrintAraby

As a part of TypeAraby Lab, we invite you to our radical screen-printing session in Saffron Hall. In this session,…

Territorial Agency

Two-day virtual Masterclass by Territorial Agency in Room 255

A Second Life for Plastic

Two-day virtual workshop by Thomas Egoumenides (French architect and designer based in Tunisia) in Room 213

The Anti Fit Design

Two-day in-person workshop by Ali Khan (Doha-based Luxury and Fashion Consultant, Associate Professor of Fashion at VCUarts Qatar) in Room 229

Eco Friendly Etching Workshop

Two-day in-person workshop by Charlotte Rodenberg (Print Media Faculty at VCUarts Qatar) in Room 277 & 268

Exploring boundaries by piercing barriers

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

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