Qatar Museums opens applications for workshop with German transportation design experts

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As part of the Driven by German Design exhibition currently on show at Al Riwaq Gallery, Qatar Museums (QM), Volkswagen Group, the German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut are organising a series of public workshops that provide a platform for experts from various design disciplines to share their skills and insights with the local community.


The first workshop in the series will take participants through topics related to transportation design with prominent industrial design expert and permanent member of the RED DOT Design Award for Product Design jury Professor Lutz Fügener. Fügener will be accompanied by six students from Pforzheim University in Germany, that are enrolled in his transportation design class. The students will act as mentors for the participants. The workshop will be held on 9-10 October at Al Riwaq Gallerry and is open through an application process.


Design professionals and enthusiasts from Qatar, especially those with a particular interest in automotive design, are welcome to apply to participate in this cross-cultural workshop that will give participants an opportunity to collaborate with design students from Germany.


Selected attendees will focus on topics related to individual mobility and Porsche design gaining practical knowledge in two areas: an introduction to the different methods and approaches to transportation design and the future of individual mobility driven by recent paradigm shifts in this specialized field. Participants will receive a theoretical introduction, work on practical tasks, including a real Porsche project, developing the future sports car, and discuss and present their works together. The results of the workshop will be presented as part of the Driven by German Design exhibition.


Applicants must submit a brief statement outlining why they would like to participate and how they hope to improve their skills as a result of the workshop. Applicants are invited to submit the statement and a copy of their CV to by October 7. Selected attendees will be notified by email the following day.


Driven by German Design was organised by QM in partnership with Volkswagen Group, the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region and the German Embassy Doha as part of the landmark “Years of Culture” initiative developed under the guidance of QM Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. The year-long programme is made up of a wide variety of exhibitions and events in addition to literary and art workshops, film screenings, concerts and performances, sports competitions and trade shows. The Year of Culture initiative is sponsored by Qatar Airways and the St. Regis Hotel.