LAUNCH OF MEDEA: MIDDLE EAST DESIGN EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

28 January 2009
Doha (Qatar) - In the spirit of collaboration, VCUQatar is spearheading the formation of a Middle East Design Educators Association (MEDEA), which will take place during Mousharaka: Icograda Design Week in Qatar.
Doha (Qatar) - In the spirit of collaboration, VCUQatar is spearheading the formation of a Middle East Design Educators Association (MEDEA), which will take place during Mousharaka: Icograda Design Week in Qatar.

The MEDEA meeting will be held on Monday, 2 March 2009 between 13:30 - 15:30. A topic for discussion will be MEDEA's relationship to the Icograda Education Network (IEN).



VCUQatar has slated three speakers who will focus on designers of the future and integration of design opportunities into business, civil society, design entrepreneurship, design leadership etc. This will provide an excellent opportunity for designer educators to meet and discuss issues facing design education specific to their region.



Professor Peter Martin has been assigned as a facilitator, to work with VCUQatar to generate a mission or vision statement and an agenda for future MEDEA meetings. VCUQatar expects to create a database of people and institutions who are interested in this action.

VCUQatar is inviting universities in the Middle East to participate by offering one complimentary conference pass for a member of each university interested in attending in the MEDEA gathering.

Universities who would like to partake in MEDEA can make the appropriate arrangements by faxing a copy of the Registration form (PDF - 180KB), with the name of the representative attending the MEDEA meeting, to:

Attention: Donna Duffett
F: +974 481 7058

* Please make sure to indicate MEDEA on faxed forms.



For further information regarding the MEDEA meeting, please contact:

Muneera Spence
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