Chit Chat Chai

Chit Chat Chai was a collaborative project organized by students in the course “Design for Social Innovation” to celebrate the hard work of the community; specifically including the cleaners and workers on the VCUArts Qatar campus. As the first step towards creating a conversation, an interactive wall asked participants to write their hopes and dreams in their mother tongue language.

The project served as a starting point towards finding connections between design and community engagement while helping students develop confidence in their research abilities. The process involved conducting interviews, visually translating findings, and disseminating back to the community. This project was extended into a student-led club that continues to organize activities and events across campus.

This project was a collaboration with the course Arabic Type Design taught by Basma Hamdy

Fall 2016
VCUArts Qatar