The first MEDEA Board of Directors Symposium was a wonderful opportunity to meet with Art & Design educators from Egypt, Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, and UAE. Hosted by VCUQatar, the board met in Doha this November to map the Art & Design terrain, highlight issues in education, share achievements, and begin new initiatives. We were honored to have Ruki Ravikumar (AIGA National board & AIGA Design Educators Community) help us initiate a strategic partnership with AIGA.
The main goal of MEDEA (Middle East Design Educators Association) is to serve as an inspirational and informational platform for design educators in the Middle East. MEDEA provides an opportunity to share ideas, methods, challenges and opportunities, and to foster dialogue between the design industry and those who educate the next generation of designers.
Stay tuned – we look forward to sharing our initiatives with you in the coming year!