Global Design Forum: Panel Discussion Designers in the Middle

Global Design Forum: Panel Discussion Designers in the Middle

V & A
22 September 2017
14.30 – 15.30pm

As part of London Design Festival 2017 Talk’s Programme founder and creative director of Kukka will present the panel discussion ‘Designers in the Middle’ that examines the experience of designing in or from the Middle East  at the Global Design Forum on Friday 22 September 2017 14:30 - 15.30 at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Felucca light by Kukka

 Designers in the Middle was originally curated by the Design Museum London in 2016 during London Design Festival, to great acclaim, and was followed earlier this year by the organisers at ICFF Exhibition in New York and has been selected by the organisers at London Design Festival to participate at the Global Design Forum at the V&A Museum during this year's Festival. 

Chaired by Suzanne Trocmé, Editor at Large for Wallpaper*, Rona will be joined by an expert panel, including designer Nada Debs and Rami Tareef to explore how the region’s craft, heritage, daily life and industrial reality affect the work and lives of its designers.

"I approach 'Designers in the Middle' from two angles that interest me the most. Firstly, designers operating in and from the Middle East and secondly, designers who find themselves in the middle between the manufacturing and the political constrains.

 The content of 'Designers in the Middle' is not political at all. That is also one of the reasons why the word 'East' is not mentioned after the word 'Middle'. What interests me is to bring out the person/designer behind its work.

 I am hoping you will find the beauty behind it."

- Rona Meyuchas Koblenz, Designers in the Middle, Founder

Global Design Forum is a week-long celebration of design and what it can do.

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See also Designers in the Middle – Interview with Kukka

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