Dubai & Sharjah - Fair

Public Programme

Downtown Dubai

14 Mar 201618 Mar 2016

Held in partnership with Dubai Design District, d3, and taking place throughout Design Days Dubai will be a diverse 5-day programme of a talks, panel discussions, live performances, practical workshops and mentorship sessions, open to all visitors to participate at no extra charge. The mentorship sessions offer the opportunity for students to get feedback from emerging regional designers. The sessions are 20 minutes one-on-ones and limited to 3 students. Whether a design professional or simply design curious, this is an opportunity to discover and engage with design. A majority of the events will be held in The Studio and all workshops require pre-registration (registration@designdaysdubai.ae)

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Special Events

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Workshop
Admission: Free

Architectural Ceramics. Led by Regina Heinz. Learn about Regina’s glazing techniques, using clay slabs to make 2D and 3D tiles and how to develop tile designs.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Workshop
Admission: Free

Wearable Desing. Learn about secrets of Sarah Angold Studio’s design process and Instagram favourite designs at the end of the workshop.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Keynote Speech. For the first time, Marcel Wanders will be showcasing his Personal Editions collection.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Workshop
Admission: Free

The Making Process. Micheal Rice will demonstrate some wheel based ceramic techniques whilst discussing the boundary between art and design, inviting audience participation in both.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Audi Lounge
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Free

Meet the artist Marc Dibeh who is exhibiting with Art Factum Gallery 

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Workshop
Admission: Free

Shifting perspectives. Hands-on workshop on shifting the perspective on undervalued materials. Rick Tegelaar will introduce his perspective.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Audi Lounge
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Free

Mentorship –  Meet the artist Niko Koronis

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Workshop
Admission: Free

Fay McCaul proposes to experiment with the idea of geometric pattern and reflection in textiles.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Workshop
Admission: Free

Light and Shadow. Led by Rita Parniczky. A design development project working with paper and plastic cut outs, and sunlight for light and shadow projections.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Book Launch
Admission: Free

Publication launch and conversation on Gulf inspired design with a curator and two designers from Once Upon DESIGN: New Routes for Arabian Heritage.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Workshop
Admission: Free

Treasures from Plastic Waste. Led by Their&vanDaalen

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Workshop
Admission: Free

Stimulus. The objective of the workshop is to develop a topographical collage from sketches drawn and detailed.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Transformations: The Emirati National House. Led By: Yasser Elsheshtawy

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Booth No. G12
Type: Performance
Admission: Free

Time Lapse. Led By: Quentin Carnaille

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Audi Lounge
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Free

Mentorship- Meet the artist Ammar Kalo

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Audi Lounge
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Free

Mentorship- Meet Salman Jawed

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Workshop
Admission: Free

Unfolding the cube. Led by Tarek ElKassouf

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Free

The Lounge Chair, The Compas Table, The Acro Lamp, The Rietveld Chair

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: The Studio
Type: Book Launch
Admission: Free

InsideDubai. Led by Jalal Abuthina

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm; fri 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
sun, sun

ADMISSION:
One-Day Pass: 50 AED; Children under the age of 18 years old are admitted free of charge. University students can also enter free upon show of student ID.

T: +971 4 563 1408 W: Design Days Dubai