MEDEA Symposium 2013

The MEDEA board of directors Symposium was a success!

All board members representing major Art and Design schools from Egypt, Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, and UAE met on November 22, 23, 2013 in Doha to map the the Art and Design terrain in the region, highlight education issues, share successful achievements, collaborate on potential future initiatives. The results […]

Board of Directors 1st Symposium

The first Board of Directors Symposium will be held in Doha, Qatar.

When: November 22-23, 2013

During the symposium, all board of directors will meet for two days to share their design education experience in the Arab region, highlight the challenges that educators are encountering, and set the strategy to help support the education body. The […]

AIGA conference: Head, Heart, Hand

MEDEA will be presenting at the upcoming  AIGA DESIGN CONFERENCE: HEAD, HEART, HAND

When: OCTOBER 10–12, 2013
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. MINNESOTA

Diane Mikhael and Muneera Spence, [co-directors of MEDEA] will be presenting at the affinity session on Design Education: Global Contexts and Conversations, along with:

Ruki Ravikumar, University of Central Oklahoma
Karin Jager, Society of Graphic Designers […]

Announcement: Board Member Election

MEDEA is very pleased to welcome MEDEA board members who will contribute significantly to promoting design education in the Middle East. Welcome aboard:

Bahia Shehab Associate Professor of Practice at American University in Cairo, Egypt
Cordula C. Peters Program Director of Visual Communication at Dar Al-Hekma College, KSA
Denielle Emans Assistant Professor at Zayed University, Dubai
Diane Mikhael […]

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All MEDEA members are invited to share their design activities, research, projects, on MEDEA website, MEDEA facebook page and Twitter!

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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.

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INSPIRATION: Works That Work

Works That Work, a magazine of unexpected creativity

Works That Work is a new portfolio-free design magazine for the curious mind, 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 […]

Lecture at LAU

Discussion: “What are the Challenges for Graphic Designers Today?”

The School of Architecture and Design’s Graphic Design Department are presenting a discussion on the challenges facing graphic designers today. It will be led by three prominent graphic designers: Lara Balaa, of Maajoun; Nathalie Fallaha, founder of v-ite; and Hatem Imam of Studio Safar.

A open discussion […]

2013 IDA Congress Istanbul

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
Step 2. Create a video of your own (with a duration of max. […]

Publication: Walls of Freedom

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