Tasmeem Doha 2013: Hybrid Making breaks from a traditional conference format. In an additional phase of collaboration, design and fabrication, twelve faculty and practitioner Workshops at VCUQatar, and thirteen Student Labs at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art bring together local and international students, faculty, scholars and practitioners to provide their own interpretations of what the notion of hybridized making might entail.
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The intent is to execute and complete designs, performances and artwork where the outcomes are instigated and based on the particular circumstances, available materials, and the settings of the event.
Tasmeem Doha is the international design conference held biennially at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. Over the past eight years, Tasmeem has gathered scholars and practitioners of art and design to discuss critical issues and engage with students and local communities.
All of these activities are summarized and framed by the two-day symposium at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s Student Center on 16 and 17 March. The 2-day conference portion of Tasmeem Doha 2013 will include a series of exhibitions and presentations by artists, designers and architects who have realized projects in the country, or have led workshops and labs during the active phase of Tasmeem Doha 2013. As a component of the conference, the film festival will feature regional and international films, which reflect and embody the conference themes of ‘Made in Qatar’ or ‘Hybrid-Making’ through the vehicle of the moving image. Acclaimed architect and winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Rem Koolhaas, will deliver the Conference’s keynote address.