Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) is presenting Tasmeem Doha 2015, its biennial international art and design conference, from March 8 to 12.
The event, to be held at VCUQatar, focuses on the theme of ‘playfulness’ as expressed by the Arabizi word 3ajeeb! (ahh-jhee-b), which means “strange in a strange way, cool in a cool way, and slightly weird in a slightly weird way.”
Tasmeem Doha 3ajeeb! will foster discussions on playful processes as a creative practice to generate new knowledge, technologies and discoveries.
The conference will bring together leading designers, artists and creative thinkers, and features several distinct programmes that coalesce into five days of workshops, presentations, performances and exhibitions.
The 3ajeeb! studios are 25 workshops to be held from March 8 to 10 and led by international artists, designers, musicians, writers and ‘playful’ thinkers. In addition, a select group of workshop leaders will discuss their creative praxis in short format presentations during the afternoon sessions. The first day will close with opening speakers Bangalore-based Indo-Danish art duo Pors & Rao.
Tasmeem Doha 2015 features a unique partnership with the Barcelona-based post-digital culture festival OFFF, which curates the Day OFFF on March 11, showcasing speakers, performances and presentations from fresh, young, fun, contemporary creative thinkers.
The conference will wrap up with the Festival Day on March 12. Attendees can play an artist mini-golf course, engage in playful performances, enjoy tasty treats, interact with exhibitions, and purchase goods from local artists, designers and creative makers.
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