Morning Workshops (All prices are in USD)
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  • 9:00am to 1:00pm (unless mentioned otherwise)

    Creating Satirical ContentBook a ticket
    830.00 USD
    Creating Satirical Content
    Bassem Youssef

    Date: Nov 24th
    Time:11:00-17:00
    Location: National Creative Industries Group
    Language: Bilingual

    Objective:
    This workshop is a one day crash course to teach you about the fundamentals of creating satirical content, public speaking and extracting humor from the darkest places of tragedy.

    Come join Bassem Youssef as he brings his own flavor to a hands on workshop where you will be introduced to the art of structuring jokes, tips on creating a mental road map and learn how to incorporate jokes into public speaking.

    This workshop is independently organized by NCIG.

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    830.00 USD

    Social Design & Technology | Elastic SocietiesBook a ticket
    365.00 USD
    Social Design & Technology | Elastic Societies
    Dr. Raffi Tchakerian

     Problem-Based Workshop

    The Problem: With societies becoming more and more diverse, how can we foster strong connections between different groups?

    Date: Nov 24th - 28th
    Time: 9:00 - 13:00
    Location: Al Shaheed Park
    Who can attend: Designers, Coders, Architects, Engineers, Creative Thinkers...
    Language: Bilingual

    Objective:
    This workshop shows participants how to nurture positive relationships between diverse communities living in one society. Participants will find solutions to problems that exist between these groups through design tools and modern technology.

    This workshop is divided into three categories of solutions – services, environments, and physical devices. These solutions can be digital or physical. Based on participants areas of interest, they can develop design solutions and innovative tools focused on:

    (1)Education: Education is the basis of social inclusion. It is important for people to learn the social norms, language and cultural behaviors and rules of the community they are joining.
    (2)Interaction: Interaction is important as contact between diverse groups in appropriate environments lessens hostility and prejudices between different communities.
    (3)Integration: Although it is important to develop and adapt ones culture when integrating with other societies, communities must also preserve its origin's culture and language.

    For example, participants will learn how to develop environments that promote intercultural interaction and dialouge and together develop tools that will do so. Attendees could also learn how to create applications that use artificial intelligence to educate different societies about one another.

    DAY 1 | Introduction, group research, and presentations
    DAY 2 | Brainstorming and concept generation
    DAY 3 | Idea selection and project development
    DAY 4 | Project development and final presentation preparation
    DAY 5 | Final presentations


    This workshop is in collaboration between DIDI University and Nuqat.

    Sponsored by Zain

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    365.00 USD

    Environmental Design I Public Planet PartnershipBook a ticket
    365.00 USD
    Environmental Design I Public Planet Partnership
    Tariq & Leena AlOlaimy

    Problem-Based Workshop

    Date: Nov. 24th - 28th
    Time: 09:00 - 13:00
    Location: AlShaheed Park
    Who can attend: Adults
    Language: Bilingual

    ُThe Problem: How can designers be inspired by nature and work with it in a mutually beneficial way, rather than deplete it's resources?

    Objective:
    This interactive workshop incorporates elements of planet-centered design thinking, the case study method, and other tools and exercises. Participants will be using this combination to explore our current relationship with the planet, and where our imagination can take us to create a positive, and mutually beneficial relationship with other species and ecosystems. After understanding why it is important to collaborate with the Earth and defining planet-centered design, attendees will identify the ecological services and bio-strategies available to them and apply the Public-Planet Partnerships (PPP) to their design and innovation process. At the end of the workshop, teams present potential public-planet partnerships.

    Examples of public-planet partnerships include partnering with bees to collect environmental data, or partnering with the ocean to clean waste.

    DAY 1 | Define terms and contexts, looking at our relationship with the natural world and exploring nature as an entrepreneurial system. PPP will be defined.
    DAY 2 | Create PPP toolbox (ideally with access to an outdoor/nature-based location).
    DAY 3 | Apply PPP tools and work in teams to explore specific challenges and learn to speak nature's love language.
    DAY 4 | Continuing PPP exploration, attendees will evaluate costs and values, draft partnership contracts with nature, and learn how to articulate a high-level PPP idea.
    DAY 5 | Presentation of ideas.

     

    Sponsored by Ikea

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    365.00 USD

    Design by Making | Wood Working & Resin by DesignBook a ticket
    430.00 USD
    Design by Making | Wood Working & Resin by Design
    Yadawi

    Skill Based Workshop

    Date: Nov 24th - 27th
    Time: 10:00 to 14:00
    Location: Yarmouk Cultural Center Dar Al Athar
    Who can attend: Adults
    Language: Bilingual

    Objective:
    This workshop is custom created for adults wishing to explore design, with an expressed focus on the craftmaking process and woodworking. Instructor Reem Al Nouri will take participant through ideating and building wooden structures while working with resin to create stunning outcomes. 

    DAY 1 | Participants are introduced to the wood and tools. Learn how to cut and treat the woods you will be working with. Begin to prep wood and sketch ideas.
    DAY 2 | Working, cutting and assembly techniques. Finalizing design approaches. Work with Resin Pour tests in preparation.
    DAY 3 | Begin execution of piece and plan on resin inclusions and designs.
    DAY 4 | Present and evaluate final products. 

    This activity is independently organized by YADAWI

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    430.00 USD

    Product Design | Beadmaking by DesignBook a ticket
    400.00 USD
    Product Design | Beadmaking by Design
    Lubna Saif Abbas

    Skill Based Workshop

    Date: Nov 24th - 27th
    Time: 10:00 to 14:00
    Location: Yarmouk Cultural Center Dar Al Athar
    Who can attend: Adults
    Language: Bilingual

    Objective:
    Beads are considered one of the oldest trade objects. It is said that language developed as a result of bead trading. Body adornment has taken on new meanings with a wealth of craftsmanship and techniques driving new interpretations and collections.

    Creatives will learn how to make beads via flameworking. They will create different shapes and patterns and surface decoration to develop a set of 5 – 6 beads to be incorporated into a finished object of body adornment.

    DAY 1 I Introduction to Materials and Techniques
    DAY 2 I Experiments and Explorations
    DAY 3 I Assembling sets and modifying the units
    DAY 4 I Designing and making final piece


    This activity is in partnership with YADAWI 

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    400.00 USD

    Kuwait Currency: Representing KuwaitBook a ticket
    250.00 USD
    Kuwait Currency: Representing Kuwait's urban changes in a re-design of the Kuwaiti bank note
    Nawar Al Kazemi

    Skill Based Workshop
    Date: Nov. 26th to Nov.28th
    Time: 10:00 – 14:00

    Location: TBD

    Who can attend: Open to everyone with an interest in cultural identity, Kuwait’s history, and visual communication design. No prior skills required in any design program, only basics of design skills, and design thinking.
    Language: Bilingual

     What comes to mind when you think of Kuwait’s changing urban environment?

    Objective:

    This experimental three-day workshop is an opportunity for attendees to communicate their reactions to the vast changes in Kuwait’s urbanism, by re-designing the Kuwaiti Bank note.

    Through qualitative methods of observations and interviews, and critique, participants will select a specific theme for their proposed design before getting to the design process, as well as pinpoint locations and artifacts that they believe are valuable to be included in their proposed designs.

    All participants will be encouraged to utilize photography, collage, and/or illustration to create a new banknote that illustrates their representation of Kuwait. The work produced in this workshop will be viewed in an exhibition open to the public.

    DAY 1 I An overview of the history of the Kuwaiti bank note. Participants will discuss the design and content of the current bank note. Participants will select a theme for their concepts, and be guided to begin their own research using design thinking frameworks.
    Day 2 I Participants will be introduced to basic layout design skills and ideation techniques, after which they will be asked to start their creative process by sketching, collaging, and exploring.
    Day 3 I Participants will continue working on their designs. The session will end with a presentation of ideas and explorations. Final work will be on display in an exhibition open to the public.  

    This activity is independently organised by Square One Lab.

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    250.00 USD

    Re-envisioning Public Spaces in Kuwaiti Neighborhood Units: Resolving issues of public space to create a happier KuwaitBook a ticket
    250.00 USD
    Re-envisioning Public Spaces in Kuwaiti Neighborhood Units: Resolving issues of public space to create a happier Kuwait
    Dr. Muhannad AlBaqshi & Hamad Alkhaleefi

    Problem-Based Workshop

    Date: Nov. 24th – 28th
    Time: 09:00 - 13:00
    Location: Sadu House
    Who can attend: Architects, architecture students, and design enthusiasts
    Language: Bilingual

    What would you change about your neighborhood? What’s missing? What could be repurposed? Are you happy with its layout?

    Objective:
    In this urban design workshop, participants will be taking a neighborhood unit in Kuwait and solving the issues of its public space. The outcome of this workshop is a digital presentation by the participant that includes a site plan, sections, and 3D renders. Participants will also leave with a better understanding of the issues of the public space in Kuwaiti neighborhood units and how to resolve them.

    DAY 1 | Introduction to urban design and the problems of the neighborhood unit. Each participant will be assigned a public space to start the schematic design phase. Instructors will review their designs and provide suggestions.
    DAY 2 | Participants will start the design development phase. Instructors will review their designs at the end of the day.
    DAY 3 | Participants will finalize their designs and create a digital presentation to be reviewed by instructors.
    DAY 4 | (Timing 18:00 - 22:00) Participants will receive Certificates of Participation followed by a public display of the participants’ final designs.
    Day 5 I Final Presentations

    This activity is independently organized by DrawingKuw

    Book a ticket
    250.00 USD

  • 2:00pm to 6:00pm (unless mentioned otherwise)

    Citizen Journalism, a Visual Storytelling ApproachBook a ticket
    365.00 USD
    Citizen Journalism, a Visual Storytelling Approach
    George Azar

    Problem-Based Workshop

    Date: Nov. 24th - 28th
    Time: 14:00 - 18:00
    Location: AlShaheed Park
    Who can attend: Adults
    Language: Bilingual

    Have a story to tell?

    Objective:
    The workshop explores the fundamental concepts, skills and ethics of visual journalism and narrative visual storytelling. Participants will learn the basics of photography and film production. They will acquire essential tools to create documentary films, photo essays and new media projects.

    The instructor will reference his own documentary work to show examples of visual storytelling and documentary filmmaking.

    DAY 1 | Narrative journalism and the search for character
    DAY 2 | Shooting, lighting & sound design for citizen journalists
    DAY 3 | Story pitching, news ethics and production
    DAY 4 | Finalize production of your story
    DAY 5 | Presentations

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    365.00 USD

    Design Camp: Develop your creative process and better your communityBook a ticket
    400.00 USD
    Design Camp: Develop your creative process and better your community
    Dr. Jawaher AlBader, Dr. Roma Madan Soni, & Dr. Fahed A. Dhawi

    Problem-Based Workshop

    Date: Nov. 24th – 28th
    Time: 14:00 - 18:00
    Location: TBD
    Who can attend: Adults who are interested in developing their creative practice
    Language: Bilingual

    How can designers strengthen their creative process and use their skills to help your community?

    Objective:

    This workshop is an introduction to the design process for any designer who is interested in developing her/his creative practice. It will connect designers to the design community and help them understand their niche within design sub-communities.

    DAY 1 | Dr. Fahad A. Dhawi / Explore personal visual vocabularies and culture through collage, bricolage, photos, sketching, mosaics and more.
    DAY 2 | Dr. Roma / Discover how the arts are conceivably the best tool for design-related and community-building work in the 21st century. Participants will also refine their visual language using skills.
    DAY 3 | Understand the importance of scripts harmonization, concept development, bricolage, visual design and simplification to convey messages that represent us best within our own social spaces. Participants will also use concept mapping to mark the stages of the design process at the beginning, middle and end of the workshop.
    DAY 4 | Continuation of Day 3
    DAY 5 | Presentations


    This activity is independently organized by
    DESIGNCAMP

    Book a ticket
    400.00 USD

    Urban Planning & Community Building I PlacemakingBook a ticket
    365.00 USD
    Urban Planning & Community Building I Placemaking
    Rony Jalkh

    Problem-Based Workshop

    Date: Nov 24th - 28th
    Time: 14:00 - 18:00
    Location: AlSaheed Park
    Who can attend: Adults who are interested in experiencing cities and public spaces
    Language: Bilingual


    The Problem: How can we redesign public spaces with to promote community engagement, health and happiness?

    Objective:

    This workshop aims to transform cities and public spaces through placemaking. Placemaking involves looking carefully at a place physically, and observing and listening to the people who live, work, and play there—all in an effort to discover their needs and aspirations. This information is then used to create a common vision for the place. 

    Participants will learn the basics of placemaking and how to utilize it to create functional public spaces that promote social inclusion, health, happiness, and economic wellbeing. The workshop will also explore different participatory approaches that can be used to mobilize the community and help members express their needs and aspirations.

    DAY 1 | Introduction to Placemaking – What makes a successful public space?
    DAY 2 | Participants will receive some background on conducting placemaking before visiting the nearest public space. The Place Game will be conducted with guidance of the workshop team. A Place Game Report will follow the visit to discuss participants' findings and personal experience.
    DAY 3 | Different participatory assessment tools and techniques will be introduced to the participants such as trace measures, activity mapping, tracking, interaction, observation, kids' eyes levels, pop-up stations, and visioning activities.
    DAY 4 | Participants solidify their ideas into a specific vision, develop specific recommendations, create an action plan (long term and short term), and develop a visual concept using Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper (LQC).
    DAY 5 | Presentations

     

    This Workshop is organized by PLACEMAKING MENA and Nuqat 

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    365.00 USD

    AlKuwaitiya and AlKuwaiti: A tale of two buildings: Creating an architectural propaganda campaignBook a ticket
    265.00 USD
    AlKuwaitiya and AlKuwaiti: A tale of two buildings: Creating an architectural propaganda campaign
    Mishari Al Najjar and Sara Abdulla

    Problem-Based Workshop

    Date: Nov 24th - 28th
    Time: 14:00 - 18:00
    Location: Sadu House
    Who Can attend: Architects, designers, writers, storytellers and city lovers (Participants should bring their laptop to the workshop with Illustrator and Photoshop installed) 
    Language: Bilingual

    In Narrative are also running a workshop in Bahrain/Kuwait simultaneously, join the Bahrain workshop by clicking here

    Can buildings tell stories? Do you want to help build their narratives?

    Objective:
    The workshop will look into the trend of post-oil structure demolition, while taking Kuwait Airways building as a case study. Participants will exchange their reactions to the demolition, and observe the building’s site and current condition. The main outcome of the workshop will be a series of dialogues communicated with the Bahrain workshop. They will share stories of the fallen structure and what became of it as a warning or foreshadowing to Bahrain’s building. The workshop will aim to explore the context in which the building existed in its full glory. It will also explore the building in present time, pre and post demolition.

     Participants will share their stories in an architectural propaganda campaign at the end of the workshop. 

    DAY 1 | Observation and introduction to creative writing

    DAY 2 | Intro contextual understanding and experiential diagramming/observation

    DAY 3 | Story building and post card production

    DAY 4 | Desk critics, reviews, illustrations and production

    DAY 5 | Presentation of final outcome

    This activity is independently organised by In Narrative

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    265.00 USD

    Making components by Design - Glass FlameworkingBook a ticket
    400.00 USD
    Making components by Design - Glass Flameworking
    Mohammed Al Duwaisan

    Skill-Based Workshop

    Date: Nov 24th - 27th
    Time: 14:00 - 18:00
    Location: Yarmouk Cultural Center Dar Al Athar
    Who can attend: Adults
    Language: Bilingual
    Objective:

    This workshop is custom created for adults wishing to explore design, with an expressed focus on the craftmaking process. Participants will learn the basic approaches of working with glass, and handcrafting jewelry. Participants will explore new materials that will push their limits and create new interpretations and expressions. The aim is to strengthen design output by focusing on the craft and components that make up the final creation.
    DAY 1 |
    Introduction to torch, tools, glass, and basic techniques and exercises centered around the component of clear glass. DAY 2 | Adding color to glass to create components that have depth and dimension. DAY 3 | Designing specific objects based on techniques acquired. Beginning execution of design. DAY 4 | Problem solving and finalizing designs.
    This activity is independently organized by YADAWI

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    400.00 USD