17 December 2008
Doha (Qatar) - The organisers of the Icograda Design Week in Qatar 2009 have announced the speakers and presentation topics for the upcoming Educational Symposium.
Doha (Qatar) - The organisers of the Icograda Design Week in Qatar 2009 have announced the speakers and presentation topics for the upcoming Educational Symposium. This fall, 78 abstracts were submitted to the selection committee, from which eight were chosen from six different countries: United States, New Zealand, Dubai, Scotland, Canada, India.

The blind review panel consisted of four representatives from VCUQatar, three representatives from Icograda and one external representative, Teal Triggs, of the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London and an Icograda Friend.

The following papers will be presented at the Educational Symposium on 28 February and 1 March 2009:

Using Collaboration and Indigenous Culture to teach Sustainable Design
Working together to responsibly use finite resources, rather than individually competing for them, is part of the spirit of collaboration that, for thousands of years, has been part of numerous indigenous cultures
Barbara Sudick, United States

Collaborative Learning Communities: 360 degrees of relevance
Developing learning environments that support collaboration, shared authorship, collective rather than the individual voice has the potential to foster design solutions that are meaningful and lasting.
Claudia Meyer-Newman, United States

Mela (India) meets Mousharaka (Qatar): Inspirations from culturally rooted practices and constructs to drive cross-cultural collaboration in design.
To look back at the roots, to the culturally constructed practices of convergences, and investigate the features to see if we can arrive at a set of principles to inform the way we build collaborative practices today.
Dr. Ajanta Sen, India

XERITOWN: A Climate Responsive Urban Habitat
Collaboration intertwining the skills of an international team of architects, urban planners, landscape designers, sustainable experts, lighting designers, and multi- media specialists.
Farid Esaeil, Dubai

NO CLIENT: Five ways designers are changing their practice and the world
If the 1990s marked the advent of the designer as an author, then the new century empowers designers to consider their abilities to self-initiate projects. The designer has taken on the role of producer with aplomb.
Brockett Home, United States

A Digital Storytelling Collaboration between a community based charitable arts trust and bachelor of computer graphic design students
Digital story telling is a collaborative and powerful multiple-media, multiple- modality vehicle for telling creative personal narratives.
Nicolas Vanderschantz, New Zealand

Service Learning in the Global Community: Building new perspectives through collaboration
Multiple levels of collaboration involving students from different disciplines, faculty from different universities, and individuals from different cultures.
Kelly Beverford, Canada
Karl Burkheimer, United States
Leland Hill, United States

WIDE HORIZONS: Explorative Journeys in Innovative Design Education
It seeks to move design from discipline specific to holistic, from relative certainty to better best-guessing, from the designer as individual to the designer as co-participant and from standard of living to quality of life.
Ian Grout, Scotland

Register for Mousharaka: Icograda Design Week in Qatar before 31 December 2008 and get a discounted rate!

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

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