CRITERIA: A CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL DESIGN
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Sursock Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
The MENA Design Research Center, in conjunction with Beirut Design Week and in collaboration with the Sursock Museum, is proud to host Criteria: A Conference on Critical Design. This one-day event will explore the theories and practices of critical design, an emerging field dedicated to challenging the industrial underpinnings of design and questioning its continued relevance in our quickly changing world. The Criteria panels will bring forward conversations about the theoretical orientations of critical design and its educational applications, as well as critical design as praxis and prototype. The event as a whole aims to connect critical design to other critical turns in the arts, humanities, and social sciences and to distill the value of critical design to this year's Beirut Design Week theme, Is Design a Need?
To download the full program as pdf, click here.
Beirut Design Week is founded and organized by the MENA Design Research Center. An established annual platform to network, share knowledge, and showcase talent in order to strengthen the creative economies, develop entrepreneurship, and promote Lebanon's innovative culture. During the week more than 150 events in almost 100 locations around Beirut celebrate the best of Lebanese and International Design, bringing together more than 25,000 visitors. BDW is the largest design festival in the Middle East and North Africa and is running successfully for the 5th consecutive year.