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Dubai Design Week x Eight Inc. - Future Place / Future Leaders

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Eight Inc. Dubai Studio

Dubai Design District

Bldg 7 3rd Floor Office A301

Dubai

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Join the Eight Inc. Dubai Team for Dubai Design Week

A workshop led by Principal, Steven Nebel on Future Place / Future Leaders: Empowering the youth of the UAE to drive personal growth and cultural development through activating dormant spaces across the country.

As a country, the UAE’s growth has in many ways been made possible by air conditioning and private cars. As cities such as Dubai have expanded, life for its youth has come to be centred around driving from air conditioned private homes to air conditioned schools and air conditioned malls. And while there has been great investment recently in public amenities such as rapid transit and public parks, these don’t always have a direct impact in the lives of the country’s young people—their daily lives simply don’t cross paths with these spaces and services.

In this workshop, we are going to examine the urban fabric of Dubai in search of under-utilitized spaces in the daily paths of its young people. We will then consider ways in which the city can support youth-driven created uses for these spaces in hopes of both making a more liveable city and teach young people value leadership, innovation, and community-building skills in the process.

Space is limited and by reservation only, we welcome ages 12+ Including students, young designers, educators, government officials, and private sector SME’s

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Eight Inc. Dubai Studio

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Bldg 7 3rd Floor Office A301

Dubai

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