WHAT IF: Designing for familiar people in an unfamiliar world

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WHAT IF: Designing for familiar people in an unfamiliar world

Engage in complexity, narratives, systems, design, business, problem solving in a people-centred and futures-oriented way!

By Tasmeem 2022, Radical Futures

When and where

Date and time

March 8, 2022 · 4:15pm - March 9, 2022 · 7:15pm +03


VCUarts Qatar Virginia Commonwealth University-Qatar Education City, Al Luqta Street Doha, Virginia Qatar

About this event

Two-day virtual workshop by Sudebi Thakurata (Co-founder of D.epicentre, a faculty member at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, India) and Probal Banerjee (Co-founder and CEO of D.epicentre)

  • 8th March & 9th March 2022, 4:15 PM – 7:15 PM
  • Upon Registration Only

The workshop is designed to help anyone who wants to engage in complexity, narratives, systems, design, business, problem-solving in a people-centered and futures-oriented way. It is meant for anyone who is interested in learning and ideating about how to design for and with people, understand mindset and behavior. Participants will have hands-on experience in mapping systems and unpacking people and doing problem-solving with an empathetic humanistic and systemic worldview. We will do this through a gamified experience (with sets of tools and cards designed at D.epicentre). This will potentially open conversations on the future of many aspects with reflections of the nature of crises we are undergoing.

Participants are required to bring their laptop with Zoom already installed.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only that will be streamed live. Members of the public are welcome to ask questions in a moderated chat, at the end of each session.

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.