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Desmeem: Rethinking Design through Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Type: International
 
Category: Design
 
Subject: Design
 
Registration deadline: February 29, 2012
 
Submission Date: February 29, 2012
 
Country: Lebanon
 

 

The MENA Design Research Center has initiated Desmeem, a design project where European designers will come and stay in Lebanon for THREE months and work with Arab designers and non profit organizations to create better solutions for social and environmental issues in the Arab World. The final outcomes of all the teams will be exhibited and the best designs will be sponsored for production and implementation.
“We created Desmeem to promote the awareness of design as a multidisciplinary problem solving tool for social and environmental issues and to show the benefits of multicultural collaboration for such projects. By uniting nonprofit organizations and designers to work on common causes and help each other in reaching innovative solutions, we are extending the role of design in the Arab World. Moreover, we would like to encourage design education in universities to adopt such methodologies in their curricula and invest in exchange programs between Lebanon and Europe.”

 

For more information

 
URL www.desmeem.com
 

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