PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR ICOGRADA DESIGN WEEK IN QATAR 2009

12 January 2009
Doha (Qatar) - As part of the Icograda Design Week in Qatar 2009, taking place from 28 February to 5 March 2009, the Professional Conference will bring together four keynote speakers and eight prominent presenters to share their perspectives on design and design collaborations.
Doha (Qatar) - As part of the Icograda Design Week in Qatar 2009, taking place from 28 February to 5 March 2009, the Professional Conference will bring together four keynote speakers and eight prominent presenters to share their perspectives on design and design collaborations. There will be many opportunities to engage in conversation during networking lunches and breaks with all speakers, participants and attendees.

The following presenters will take part in the Professional Conference:


[Image: Chris Abani]

Chris Abani (Nigeria)
Abani has been described as an evocative speaker whose keynotes are near musical in their fluidity, heartbreak and joy. His luminous talks are a vital statement on the redemptive power of art to battle tyranny and to remind us of our common humanity.
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[Image: Dr. Sami Mohsen Angawi

Dr. Sami Mohsen Angawi (Saudi Arabia)
He is the Founder and General Director of the AMAR Centerin Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The AMAR Center works on the revival and sustainable development of traditional architecture through research and studies.
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[Image: Petra Blaisse] Photo by Josie Sykes

Petra Blaisse (The Netherlands)
In 1991 Petra Blaisse founded Inside Outside. The studio works in a multitude of creative areas including textile, landscape, and exhibition design.
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[Image: Donna Campbell]

Donna Campbell (New Zealand)
Campbell is a lecturer in Maori material culture, indigenous textile creation, and Maori art history University of Waikato, New Zealand.
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[Image: Nada Debs]

Nada Debs (Lebanon)
Nada Debs has earned the reputation of the urban-chic interior designer who revels in her Arab roots while catering to a sophisticated global clientele.
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[Image: Delaware]

Delaware (Japan)
Masato Samata & Ages5&Up Delaware is a Japanese super sonic group, designs music and music designs.
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[Image: David Gibson]

David Gibson (United States)
Gibson is the co-founder and managing principal of Two Twelve Associates, Inc. in New York City.
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[Image: Kittiratana Pitipanich]

Kittiratana Pitipanich (Thailand)
Pitipanich is the Design Advisory Director for The Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC), a nationally funded public organisation created through an initiative of the Royal Thai government.
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For more information, please contact:

Donna Duffet
Events Coordinator, VCU Qatar
Icograda Design Week
PO Box 8095
Doha, Qatar
T: +974 492 7245
F: +974 481 7058
E:
W: www.mousharaka.com



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