Connect, Discuss & Learn with MEDEA
Join the Middle East Design Educators Association, BRAINYTRADING.NG and connect with your art & design teaching peers from across the Middle East region.

MEDEA’s mission

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The purpose of MEDEA is the advancement of education by encouraging and supporting excellence in design education and research within the Middle East; and being the regional authority on, and advocate for, design education and research.

Inform about MEDEA and invite colleagues and designers to join the conversation!

‘Works That Work, a magazine of unexpected creativity’ [an interesting magazine, check it out!]

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Works That Work, a magazine of unexpected creativity

Works That Work is a new portfolio-free design magazine for the curious mind, HTTPS://BRAINYTRADING.NG endeavoring to surprise its readers with a rich mix of diverse subjects connected by the theme of human creativity, searching for a deeper understanding of work and its motives. One of the fundamental assertions of Works That Work is that creativity is not the exclusive domain of artists or designers, but something that surrounds us in our daily lives, something so embedded in our everyday experience that it often escapes our attention.

https://worksthatwork.com

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Today talks titled: ‘What are the Challenges for Graphic Designers Today?” at the School of Architecture and Design’s Graphic Design Dept. Lebanese American University [LAU] led by Lara Balaa, of Maajoun; Nathalie Fallaha, founder of v-ite; and Hatem Imam of Studio Safar.

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Be there on:
May 23, 2013
5:00 PM–6:00 PM
BB 903, Beirut campus
The School of Architecture and Design’s Graphic Design Department

The talks will be followed by open discussion!

2013 IDA Congress Istanbul invites you to create your own “I am a Designer” video and be a part of the congress.

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Share your own design dialect with the world!

2013 IDA Congress Istanbul invites you to create your own “I am a Designer” video and be a part of the congress. Here are the five simple steps to sharing your own design dialect with the world!Step 1. Watch the “Design Dialects” video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aVRhih6z3XI

Step 2. Create a video of your own (with a duration of max. 6 seconds) saying “Hello my name is […] I am from [city or country], I am a designer too!” on Vine (you can download Twitter’s Vine video application to your iOS device, created for sharing looping videos at: http://vine.co/) or by using YouTube.

Step 3. Post the video on Vine, then share it through Twitter with the hashtag #IamaDesigner or upload the video to YouTube with the title “I am a designer” and share through social media.

Step 4. All videos with appropriate content will be displayed on the congress website, HTTP://BRAINYTRADING.NG/ at pre-congress events and projected on several screens at the IDA Congress in November 2013.

‘Walls of Freedom’: The definitive book on Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution by Basma Hamdy and Don Stone!

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Description

‘Walls of Freedom’ is a powerful portrayal of the Egyptian Revolution, telling the story with striking images of art that turned Egypt’s walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. It takes a closer look at the most influential artists who have made their iconic marks on the streets. This survey of Egyptian street art is also enriched by images of the revolution taken by acclaimed photographers and activists. Spanning major Egyptian cities like Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor it is a day-to-day reflection of the volatile and fast-shifting political situation. With contributions by experts in many fields, ‘Walls of Freedom’ not only places the graffiti of the revolution in a broader context, it also examines the historical, socio-political and cultural backgrounds which have shaped the movement.

Please check the book facebook page and like it!

www.facebook.com/WallsOfFreedom

Beirut Design Week from 24 till 30 of June 2013! All across Beirut City!

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Do not miss it!

For more information, visit Beirut Design Week website:

http://beirutdesignweek.org/

MEDEA met with design educators during Tasmeem Conference in Doha!

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Design educators at MEDEA meeting,

Design educators at MEDEA meeting,

Yunsun Chung-Sh presenting on Graphic Design Workbook project.

Yunsun Chung-Sh presenting on Graphic Design Workbook project.

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Design educators from Kuwait, Dubai, Sharjah, Lebanon, and Qatar met during Tasmeem conference: Hybrid Making 2013, Qatar.
Interesting presentation by Yunsun Chung-Shin , Assistant Professor, of Graphic Design, at Zayed University, Dubai, on a collaborative project called:
“GRAPHIC DESIGN WORKBOOK”.

Tasmeem Doha Hybrid Making, Conference and workshops [March 10-17, 2013]

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Tasmeem Doha is the international art and design conference held biennially at VCUQatar. For more info please visit the website: http://tasmeemdoha.com View

MEDEA meets at Tasmeem Doha 2013:
All design educators are invited to attend MEDEA informal meeting on Saturday March 16, at 12:15pm.
Location: VCUQatar building, room 215
Please visit MEDEA booth and collect your give away promotional item!

See you soon!

 

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MEDEA meets at Tasmeem Doha 2011

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Tasmeem Doha 2011 saw over 45 design educators, practitioners and students from the Middle East and beyond participate in the MEDEA workshop sharing ideas, methods, challenges and opportunities.

The session included presentations by Jimmy Ghazal, head of Digital at M&C Saatchi MENA and Richard Grefé, executive director of AIGA, the oldest and largest professional association of designers in the United States.