What Not to Miss at Dubai Design Week

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Dubai Design Week is off to a grand start and we highly recommend you check out all the exciting things happening in D3 this week. The region’s top designers, architects, and artists of all kinds have come together to explore how they can design with impact and engage in the conversation and responsibility of sustainable solutions in the creative industry moving forward.

With over 60 unique workshops to attend, a plethora of booths with local and regional artisans sampling their wares, and interactive art installations throughout, there is something for everyone. From filmmakers to graphic design, sculpture to architecture, printmaking to portfolio perfecting, emerging designers and creative enthusiasts alike will find something that will ignite and excite them, and more importantly, start them thinking and acting towards change for a more sustainable future.

So while your perusing the candles at Kinnzi and tasting the yummy vegan chocolates at Co Chocolat, we highly recommend you don’t miss out on these incredible art installations.

1 Let’s Talk About the Weather” by Bokja Designs

Fashion designers Maria Hibri and Huda Baroudi of Bokja Design have created one of the most compelling art installations at Dubai Design Week with their patchwork boxing ring entitled “Let’s Talk About the Weather.” Guests are invited to enter the ring, write out what makes them angry onto strips of cloth, and pin them onto the heavy bag bearing the three Hear No Evil/See No Evil/Speak No Evil monkeys. The responses are funny, profound, heartfelt, and devastating, and it’s a great opportunity for everyone to engage in the conversation.

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