The State of Change

The Geomorphosis Cycle: A Paradise With Walls of Nothingness

Performance & Talk by Islam Shabana in the Atrium

The Future of the Arabic Language

The Future of the Arabic Script

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,…

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…

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…

Prologue_version_01

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

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

Art in a Time of Conflict

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Performance & Talk by Arshia Sobhan in the Atrium

Forensic Architecture

Keynote by Eyal Weizman (Forensic Architecture) in the Atrium

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