Workshop for Tasmeem Doha 2013 Middle-East Art & Design Conference, "Hybrid Making." Bringing together art and industry with Carol Derby, Deidre Hoguet, Richard Lombard and Corby Elford; product designers, materials experts and sustainability researchers. See "more" for the list of die-hard participants.

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Hope Ginsburg, Carol Derby, Deidre Hoguet, Richard Lombard, Corby Elford
 
This workshop took the technique of felting as a starting point to reflect on principles of human and environmental sustainability, specifically as they pertain to Qatar, and to locally sourced materials. The process of moving from raw material to product prototype identified the rich seams between academia and industry that this group will return to for further mining.
 
The objects in the exhibition emerged from the process of exploration, material experimentation, sustainability analysis, conversation and collaboration within the workshop.
 
With:
Ana Maria Nomico, Claire Kanj Nakkash, Dominika Bozic, Lauren Maas, Law Alsobrook, Mayme Donsker, Muneera Spence, Narita Panj Mattock, Roman Chikerients, Sarah Lauck, Stephanie Araullo
 
 
 
 

Tasmeem Doha is the international art and design conference held biennially at VCUQatar. 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.
The 2013 conference addresses the dual themes of hybridization—interdisciplinary or collaborative work - and making - the production of an outcome or deliverable to be disseminated in the final phase of the conference.

Photograph by Dominika Bozic
Photography by Richard Lombard.
Editing by Sarah Lauck with Lauren Maas.
Photograph by Dominika Bozic
Photograph by Dominika Bozic
Photograph by Dominika Bozic
Photograph by Dominika Bozic
Photograph by Dominika Bozic
Photograph by Dominika Bozic
Design by Sarah Lauck