The Middle East Design Educators Association (MEDEA), in collaboration with ico-D member Applied Science University (ASU), recently held a series of workshops led by educators in the field of design. The event was attended by 180 students representing universities from across Jordan, including Petra University, the University of Oman, and the University of the Middle East, along with professionals from across the city of Amman, Jordan.
In alignment with the association’s interest in fostering design knowledge and innovation across cultures and disciplines, the workshop series covered a variety of themes including design ethics, practices, and collaborative tools. Workshops were held on November 28 at ASU in morning and afternoon parallel sessions.
During the weekend events, the MEDEA General Assembly elected Dr. Essam Abu Awad as MEDEA President. Following the presidential election, the Board of Directors nominated new executive committee members: Dina Faour as Vice-President, Dina Kattan as Secretary, and Cordula Peters as Treasurer.
Over the next two years, we aim to continue and grow our initiatives in support of design education in the MENA Region.