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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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Qatar Dynamic History

Yesterday, our Junior Graphic Design students presented interactive prototypes at the Qatar Foundation Headquarters as part of the Qatar Dynamic History Information Platform. This project aims to link Qatar’s National historical narrative with regional and global events…

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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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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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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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