MEDEA

About MEDEA

Founded in 2008, the Middle East Design Educators Association serves as an inspirational and informational platform for design educators in the Middle East. MEDEA provides an opportunity to share ideas, methods, challenges and opportunities, and to foster dialogue between the design industry and those who educate the next generation of designers.

MEDEA entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation

MEDEA entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation an Collaboration with CUMULUS Association. The MOC was signed by the president of Medea, Essam Abu-Awad and the president of Cumulus,Luisa Collina.
This MOU aims to facilitate exchanges between the two parties and sharing the common goal of promoting art, design and culture and increasing competitiveness and sustainability […]

Wayfinding and Orientation

On Monday 12 March, Prof. Rayan Abdullah gave a Wayfinding and Orientation Lecture, entitled ‘The Shift’: A Quick and Quirky Guide to Wayfinding and Orientation System’. This lecture was part of the Discovery Lectures, organised by MEDEA in cooperation with the Faculty of Art and Design, Applied Science Private University, Amman , Jordan.
This lecture […]

MEDEA AT THE WORLD DESIGN SUMMIT 2017 MONTREAL

 
MEADE was part of the historic gathering of 50 international organizations, all with a common objective: developing an international action plan for harnessing the power of design to address pressing global challenges. International organizations representing design, graphic design, architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture, came together for the first time with representatives of intergovernmental […]

MEDEA & CUMULUS Future Partnership

Medea & Cumulus Future Partnership
Prospects for future cooperation are rising between the Middle East Design Educators Association (MEDEA) and the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Arts, Design and Media (CUMULUS). MEDEA president had fruitful discussion with CUMULUS Secretary General Eije Salmi about the future possibilities in strengthening the ties between CUMULUS and […]

MEDEA Announcing Its New President and Executive Committee!

 
On November 27, 2015 in Jordan, MEDEA general assembly elected Dr. Essam Abu Awad as MEDEA President. Congratulations to Dr. Abu Awad who enthusiastically assured a promising fruitful two-year plan of work. Following the presidential election, the board of directors nominated and supported the new executive committee members: Dina Faour as Vice-President, Dina Kattan […]

American University of Kuwait Faculty Openings AY2016-2017

 
The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is a private university in Kuwait organized on the U.S. model of undergraduate liberal arts education. The medium of instruction is English. The University is accredited by the Council for Private Universities of the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education. AUK also has a Memorandum of Understanding with Dartmouth […]

Reinventing the Vernacular: Asir

Reinventing the Vernacular was founded by Dar Al-Hekma University’s Department Chair for Architecture Dr. Anna Klingmann, and faculty members Lubna Yasin and Sima Refae with the mission of weaving local tradition and history into the global context of new media, art, and technology. What began with a passionate interest in the unique cultural landscape […]

Contemporary Portfolio Preparation at Tasmeem Doha 2015 3ajeeb!

As part of the MEDEA initiatives, board members are hosting a seminar on Contemporary Portfolio Preparation during the conference. This will include MEDEA board members, invited professionals, alumnae, educators, students and others. It is an open invitation to all designers and artists who are interested in developing, or revisiting on how to prepare a […]

Register for Doha 2015 3ajeeb!

You are invited to register for Tasmeem Doha 2015 3ajeeb!

Registration will include access to all presentations and events, and you have an option to register for ONE ‘3ajeeb studio’. The 3ajeeb studios will take place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and will be approximately 4 hours per day. If you sign up for a […]

It’s ON! Film Festival Submission

From the heart of the Arab media hub, Dubai Media City, the American University in Dubai presents, for its second edition; ON: Original Narrative – a student short film festival organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication.

Original Narrative aims to give the new generation of aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to share their […]