Looming Qatar by The Looming Council

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Looming Qatar by The Looming Council

Investigate, document, map and analyze historical visual culture in SWANA!

By Tasmeem 2022, Radical Futures

When and where

Date and time

March 7, 2022 · 9am - March 8, 2022 · 12pm +03


VCUarts Qatar Room 214 Doha, Al Rayyan Municipality Qatar

About this event

Two-day in-person workshop by Riem Ibrahim (Mobius Studio), Hala Al-Ani (Mobius Studio), and Hadeyeh Badri (Mobius Studio)

  • 7th March & 8th March 2022, 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Room 214
  • Upon Registration Only

Looming Qatar workshop aims to instill in students the curiosity to investigate, document, map, and analyze historical visual culture in SWANA. Participants in this workshop will examine the Qatar National Library Digital Repository to study graphics in historical materials and later develop a collection of vectorized visuals from the research findings. A mapping of intersections between the collected visuals and concurring cultural, social, economic, and political phenomena will emerge from this short archiving-oriented activity. The workshop’s output, an initial reservoir of graphic extractions from Qatar National Library, will be published on The Looming Council website, an open-source portal that facilitates access to resources relevant to Graphic Design in MENASA.

Participants should have basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and are required to bring their own laptops with the latest version of Adobe Illustrator for digitization/vectorizing.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only.

About the organizer

The 2022 conference Radical Futures addresses the role of design in shaping the future. Tasmeem Doha 2022: Radical Futures is an inclusive and multi-faceted view of the future, one that not only speculates on technological advancements—but on future threats and changes whether environmental, geographical, cultural, or social. Now more than ever, we must ask pertinent questions, raise critical dialogues, and respond with clarity.