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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Interdisciplinary Design (Symposium) Publication/ Book...

The Interdisciplinary Design Symposium Book...

A copy of the VCUQatar MFA Department's publication/ book made following our symposium on Interdisciplinary Design, organized here in Doha last year. 

The book includes contributions from a roster of international designers and academics, including many of our MFA Alumni (examples of which are included below)... 

Event Co-Chairs:  Pornprapha Phatanateacha/ Thomas Modeen 
Editor: Thomas Modeen 
Publication Designer: Felicity Ulmer 
Event Photography: Mack Cortel  


Some images from Alia Khairat's contribution...

A page from Esra Kazem's essay...

A spread from Maryam Al-Homaid's chapter...

Images of Lina MaHusain's work...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Skyways of Minneapolis...


Thanks to the extended Skyway network one can transcend across most of downtown Minneapolis without setting a foot outside. Confusing at first for a novice, these, somewhat 'labyrinthal', above ground burrows connecting the various urban hubs to each other nevertheless provide a quasi-hermetic world of their own with their extensive choice of interconnected restaurants and coffee-shops, stationary stores, clothing shops, jewelers, flower-shops, relators, banks, galleries, hotels and more... It probably would be possible to sustain oneself (both in body and spirit) in these passages for a substantial time period without having to set a foot on an actual sidewalk... 

Good times...