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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Interdisciplinary Design Symposium - Follow up...


A few days back our (hopefully) inaugural symposium exploring interdisciplinary in design research and practice concluded. And what a catalytic few days they were..! 

Certainly no conclusions were reached, as these would be counterproductive for the kind of (infinitely) evolving practice of the (constantly morphing) trade that interdisciplinarity suggests. However, understanding and knowledge regarding what this type of practice might entail was explored, clarified, and disseminated - and a preliminary network of individuals related to such practices was established… 

Good times… 

Included above and below are a few images from my introductory presentation, followed by a few photos from the event…  





Below a few images of some of the presenters…


Pornprapha Phatanateatcha (Thailand) introducing the VCQatar's MFA Department...

Simone Carena of IDAS and Motoelastico (Seoul/ Italy)… 

Yongjun Lee of IDAS in Seoul...

Nanci Takeyama of Nanyang (NTU) in Singapore…

Christopher Kaltenbach of NSCAD in Canada...

Jan Chen of Jiangnan University, China...

Lina Mahusain - (VCUQatar MFA Alumni), Kuwait/ USA…

Ezra Kazem (VCUQatar MFA Alumni), Qatar/ Iraq...

Byrad Yelland (Canada), Director of LAS at VCUQatar...

Richard Lombard (USA), Material Curator/ Faculty at VCUQatar...

Alia Khairat (VCUQatar MFA Alumni), Egypt...

Paolo Cardini, VCUQatar MFA Faculty, Italy...

Maryam Al-Homaid (VCUQatar MFA Alumni), Qatar...

Diane Derr, Curator of the Innovative Media Studio at VCUQatar, USA... 

Hunmin Koh, Founder of multiple Maker-spaces, Korea...

Shashank Mehta of NID, India...

Active 'round-table' discussion...

Event program sketch by Ryan Rasmussen...

Event program sketch by Paolo Cardini...

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