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CAA Conversations Podcast

Last week, Kelly Murdoch-Kitt and I were honored to be featured in a podcast produced by the College Art Association (CAA)! The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast explores arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to…

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AIGA Design Conference 2017 in Minneapolis

The annual AIGA (the professional association for design) design conference has consistently provided an opportunity for the design community to make connections through inspiring presentations, networking events, and educational sessions. The 2017 conference title “connect” went on to…

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AMI Retreat 2017

During the Eid al-Adha break, I had the opportunity to visit Limassol for the three-day Advanced Media Institute Conference (AMIRetreat 2017). It was both an opportunity to engage in dynamic conversations about “Journalism, Society and Politics in…

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Shifting Spaces & Forgotten Walls Exhibition

A final look at the “Shifting Spaces & Forgotten Walls” exhibition that was recently held at Art 29 at the W Doha Hotel & Residences. Through a series of photographs and videos, the exhibition provided a closer…

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Design Quotes and Inspirations

A collection of quotes about design, the media, social change, and other inspirations for research, teaching, and creativity. Design “Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: design is inevitable. The alternative…

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Riwaq Al Fikr with Jessica Walsh

This March, I was humbled by the invitation to participate in the Riwaq Al Fikr event on the topic of “Design for Social Change” with keynote guest speaker, Jessica Walsh, partner at Sagmeister & Walsh. Sponsored by…

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Field Study to Abu Dhabi (UAE)

I recently organized a five-day field study to Abu Dhabi to help students learn about community outreach from a professional and regional standpoint. The trip was SO MUCH FUN! It was co-chaperoned with Maryam Al-Homaid and involved…

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RVArts Majlis Conversations

I really enjoyed chatting with the collaborative team of Valerie Molnar & Matt Spahr during the special Tasmeem edition of the video podcast VCU ALT Lab, entitled RVArts Majlis Conversations. The RVArts Cultural Passport is a VCUarts…

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Community Art Project

On a cool Doha Saturday morning this January, I joined Graphic Design Seniors Rabeya Khatoon and Alisha Saiyed in the last session of the Community Art Workshop entitled “Built / Unbuilt: City / Home.”  We spent the…

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Exhibition Opening of “Three”

Three: An Exhibition of Junior Graphic Design Students Three is an exhibition based on three components of design: condition, action, and affect. It was produced by students in their third year of the Graphic Design program and…

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ICDHS Taipei Taiwan

After spending a week in Taiwan for The International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), I am smitten with the city of Taipei. Not only did we have an opportunity to attend some fantastic talks…

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World Design Capital Taipei

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Taipei was the opportunity to visit the International Design House Exhibitions as part of the World Design Capital Taipei 2016. With Songshan Cultural & Creative Park serving as…

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AIGA Design Conference 2016 in Las Vegas

It has been an incredible week in Las Vegas at the AIGA Design Conference: the Shape of Design. There were provocative sessions, discipline-driven symposia, and inspiring speakers. The 2016 Conference brought together a diverse group of designers,…

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2016 IAMCR Conference

I was honored to attend the 2016 IAMCR Conference recently held at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom from July 27–31, 2016. The conference theme of memory, commemoration, and communication was a meaningful opportunity to examine how…

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