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TASMEEM 3AJEEB!

An important component of the 2014-2015 academic year was the Tasmeem Doha biennial international conference (held from March 8-12). The 2015 edition focused on the theme of “playfulness” as expressed by the Arabizi word 3ajeeb! (ahh-jhee-b)…

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South Korea Field Study

In February 2015, sixteen graphic design students participated in a field study to South Korea for nine days, which encompassed an investigation of design and culture in various important locations. This enriching experience, which mostly…

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Al Naimi Farms Field Study

We discovered another side of Qatar this February as we toured the sprawling estate of the Al Naimi Farm during our in-country field study. As part of the trip, we witnessed first-hand the different stages of plant…

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Fun with Type

Super cool websites for typography and game lovers alike. There’s nothing to do but dig into the fun! Kern Me This online game that will help you learn the art of “kerning” – what a fun…

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MEDEA Symposium in Kuwait

The first MEDEA Symposium held in Kuwait took place this December at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). Board Members from universities around the MENA region spent three days together conducting workshops and participating in roundtable…

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Arts in Society Conference

Rome was an absolutely beautiful host city for the Ninth International Conference on the Arts in Society ‘The Lives of Art’ held at Sapienza University this June. The conference focused on the intersection of academia and social…

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History Meets Design

A roundup of design related history starts now. History of Typography Check out this synopsis of the history of typography through a fun short paper-letter animation. It’s both entertaining and educational. In order to complete the…

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MEDEA Symposium in Jordan

The second annual MEDEA symposium was held April 4-5 in the welcoming city of Amman, Jordan. The thematic agenda for the symposium was a focus on the development of MEDEA’s strategic plan including, promoting and sharing…

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