Morning Workshops (All prices are in USD)
Evening Workshops (All prices are in USD)
  • 9:00am to 1:00pm (unless mentioned otherwise)

    Social Design & Technology | Elastic SocietiesBook a ticket
    365.00 USD
    Social Design & Technology | Elastic Societies
    Didi University

     Problem Based Workshop
    The Problem: With societies becoming more and more diverse, how can we foster strong connections between different groups?
    Date: Nov 24th - 28th
    Time: 9:00 - 13:00 (Check the full schedule below)
    Location: DIDI University
    Who can attend: University Students
    Language: English

    Objective:

    This workshop shows participants how to nurture positive relationships between diverse communities living in one society. Participants will find solutions to problems that exist between these groups through design tools and modern technology.

    This workshop is divided into three categories of solutions – services, environments, and physical devices. These solutions can be digital or physical. Based on participants areas of interest, they can develop design solutions and innovative tools focused on:

    (1)Education: Education is the basis of social inclusion. It is important for people to learn the social norms, language and cultural behaviors and rules of the community they are joining.
    (2)Interaction: Interaction is important as contact between diverse groups in appropriate environments lessens hostility and prejudices between different communities.
    (3)Integration: Although it is important to develop and adapt ones culture when integrating with other societies, communities must also preserve its origin's culture and language.

    For example, participants will learn how to develop environments that promote intercultural interaction and dialouge and together develop tools that will do so. Attendees could also learn how to create applications that use artificial intelligence to educate different societies about one another.

    DAY 1 | 08:30 - 12:30 | Introduction, group research, and presentations Prof. Carlos Montana
    DAY 2 | 09:00 - 13:00 | Brainstorming and concept generation Prof. Renata Morais
    DAY 3 | 09:00 - 13:00 | Idea selection and project development Prof. Mirko Daneluzzo
    DAY 4 | 09:00 - 13:00 | Project development and final presentation preparation Prof. Renata Morais
    DAY 5 | 09:00 - 13:00 | Final presentations Prof. Mirko Daneluzzo and Prof. Renata Morais


    This workshop is in Partnership with DIDI University and sponsored by Zain Telecom

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    365.00 USD

    Printees (Session 1)Book a ticket
    84.00 USD
    Printees (Session 1)
    Akwan

    Kids Workshop

    Date: Nov 23rd
    Time: 10:00 to 12:00
    Location: Toil and Tinker
    Instructor: Paul Green and Sara Al Arif
    Who can attend: Kids
    Language: Bilingual

    Objective:

    Kids will learn the basics of Silkscreening and will print their own T-shirts whilst interacting with Arabic letters and collaborative works
    Introduction to the process of silkscreening
    Introduction to materials and colors
    1 hour of printing fun
    Showcase designs

    This activity is independently organized by Akwan

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    84.00 USD

    Printees (Session 2)Book a ticket
    84.00 USD
    Printees (Session 2)
    Akwan

    Date: Nov 23rd
    Time: 13:30 to 15:30 
    Location: Toil and Tinker
    Instructors: Sara Al Arif and Lujain Abulfaraj
    Who can attend: Kids
    Language: Bilingual

    Objective:
    Kids will learn the basics of Silkscreening and will print their own T-shirts whilst interacting with Arabic letters and collaborative works
    Introduction to the process of silkscreening
    Introduction to materials and colors
    1 hour of printing fun
    Showcase designs

    This activity is independently organized by Akwan

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    84.00 USD

  • 2:00pm to 6:00pm (unless mentioned otherwise)

    Structuring the Arab ScreenplayBook a ticket
    Free Registration
    Structuring the Arab Screenplay
    Yazan Al Ghazzawi

    Skill Based Workshop
    Date: Nov 24th - 25th 
    Time: 18:00 – 20:00
    Location: SAE Institute, Knowledge Village, Dubai
    Who can attend: 21+, basic filmmaking/storytelling skills.
    Language: English, Arabic
    Hours: 9 Hours

    Objective: The workshop aims to explore the variations of story structure within the independent Arab film movement, with various examples from across the region, with the goal of understanding the deviations from traditional story structure as well as exploring and implementing effective storytelling techniques for prospective storytellers.
    Day 1: Introduction to the Three Act Structure, Exploring regional (and international) deviations
    Day 2: Focus on the modern Arab story, case study: Nadine Labaki. Implementing effective story structure whilst maintaining authenticity.

     

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    Free Registration

    The Art of Collage "The Dada People"Book a ticket
    93.00 USD
    The Art of Collage "The Dada People"
    Raghad AlAhmad

    Date: Nov 27th
    Time: 17:00 - 21:00 

    
Location: Kham Space, Jeddah 

    Who can attend: Adults
    Language: Arabic
    Objective:

    A little escape from our day-to-day world to an imaginary world of the DADA People. What you’ll encounter is an experience that brings creative minds together to unleash that power through learning the making-of “collage art”.It doesn’t just stop here, the full experience continues to unfold under an installation room full of stars playing soft symphonies and enjoying good company.

    This Workshop is independently organized by: Raghad Alahmad

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    93.00 USD

    Sonic JeelBook a ticket
    Free Registration
    Sonic Jeel
    Simone Muscolino & Michael Hersrud

    Date: Nov 24th
    Time: 17:30 - 19:00 
    Location: (TBD)
    Who can attend: Students, faculty and alumni from universities associated with Education City
    Language: English
    Hours: 2.5 hours
    Sonic Jeel is an experimental music and graphics project based in Doha, Qatar. Sonic Jeel applies design methods through the combined energy of VCUarts Qatar alumni, faculty, current students, and local artists to produce an eclectic collection of culturally inspired sound compositions.
    The workshop aims to introduce the participants to the creation of experimental electronic soundscapes through the manipulation of found objects recordings and samples. Software music sequencers, digital audio workstations, and small synthesizers will be used to produce the beats and clips to compose elaborate arrangements.

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    Free Registration

    Contemporary DanceBook a ticket
    25.00 USD
    Contemporary Dance
    Karima Mansour

    Skill Based Workshop
    Date: 28/11/2019
    Time: 19:00  - 21:00 
    Location: Cairo Contemporary Dance Center.
    Who can attend: Open level
    Language: Bilingual
    Hours: 2 hours
    A Contemporary Dance workshop that explores various contemporary techniques, as well as composition, group work, and improvisation

    This workshop is in collaboration with CCDC and MAAT

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    25.00 USD

    AlKuwaitiya and AlKuwaiti: A tale of two buildingsBook a ticket
    215.00 USD
    AlKuwaitiya and AlKuwaiti: A tale of two buildings
    Mishari Al Najjar and Sara Abdulla

    Problem-Based Workshop

    Date: Nov 25th - 29th
    Time:
    17:00 - 21:00
    Location: 
    Bahrain- Bait Al Salmaniya 
    Who Can attend:
    Architects, designers, writers, storytellers and city lovers (participants should bring their laptop to the workshop with Illustrator and Photoshop installed)
    Language:
    Bilingual

    In Narrative are also running a workshop in Bahrain/Kuwait simultaneously, click here to join  by clicking here 

     Objective: 

    Bahrain’s workshop will focus on the Al Kuwaiti building and its identity in Manama. As the building is currently under threat of demolition, it may not be standing by the time the workshop kicks off. The theme of the workshop will be architectural propaganda. This workshop aims to humanize the structure and understand the role it plays in a prominent location such as Manama. Participants are invited to analyze the building (with demolition or against) while taking into consideration its identity, height, name, what it stands for and the threat it is under.

    DAY 1 | Observation and introduction to creative writing


    DAY 2 | Intro contextual understanding and experiential diagramming/observation

    DAY 3 | Narrative & campaign building and visual production 
    DAY 4 | Desk critics, reviews, illustrations and production

    DAY 5 | Presentation of final outcome

    This activity is independently organised by In Narrative

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    215.00 USD

    Data Visualisation for Social Impact: Translating statistics into visual storiesBook a ticket
    35.00 USD
    Data Visualisation for Social Impact: Translating statistics into visual stories
    Joumana Ibrahim and Ahmad Barclay

    Skill-Based Workshop

    Date: Nov 28th (One Day Workshop)
    Time: 14:00 - 18:00
    Location: Beirut Digital District
    Who can attend: Adults
    Language: Bilingual

    Objective:
    The workshop aims to help participants expand their knowledge on building narratives by translating dry information into visual stories. In addition, the workshop will cover the visual study of icons and their representations, as well as graphs, charts, and mapping systems.

    PART 1 | Instructors share a brief presentation on information design and data visualization
    PART 2 | Participants build their own database based on smartphone usage and create different charts based on this data, while exploring aesthetic principles.
    PART 3 | Analyzing data visualizations from the audience's perspective. Partcipants will build narratives and tell stories and study mapping systems, icons, semiotics, and isotypes.
    PART 4 | Participants will present their visual stories and participate in a feedback session.

    This workshop is organized independently by the instructors

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    35.00 USD

    Printees (Session 3)Book a ticket
    84.00 USD
    Printees (Session 3)
    Akwan

    Date: November 23rd
    Time: 16:30 to 18:30
    Location: Toil and Tinker
    Instructor: Paul Green and Sara Al Arif
    Who can attend: Kids
    Language: Bilingual

    Objective:
    Kids will learn the basics of Silkscreening and will print their own T-shirts whilst interacting with Arabic letters and collaborative works
    Introduction to the process of silkscreening
    Introduction to materials and colors
    1 hour of printing fun
    Showcase designs

    This activity is independently organized by Akwan

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    84.00 USD

    Design for non-designersBook a ticket
    150.00 USD
    Design for non-designers
    Halim Choueiri

    Skill-Based Workshop

    Date: Nov. 25th – 26th
    Time: 16:00 - 20:00
    Location: Beirut Digital District
    Who can attend: Designers and Non-designers who are interested in developing their visual communication expertise
    Language: Bilingual

    Objective:
    This practical workshop introduces participants to design language, conceptualizing processes, and cultural patterns. Although it takes years of experience to become an expert in design, this workshop will set the pace on what to look for and expect as a designer. Participants will leave this workshop with the tools to make educated design decisions. They will understand the elements of design and their function and learn design vocabulary.

    DAY 1 | Introduction to design and designers. Participants will learn about design elements, functions and languages, how to use design language and how to create a design brief.
    DAY 2 | Focus on cultural patterns and meanings to create concept-driven design outcomes. Define good and bad design in an exercise that applies our new design thinking skills to cultural necessities.

    This workshop is independently organised by HBR Creative Platform

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    150.00 USD