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Four Emirati designers have been selected to participate in the inaugural six-month Design Road Professional programme, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announced on Saturday.
Organised by Dubai Culture, Tashkeel and the Creative Dialogue Association (CDA), an independent not-for-profit organisation based in Barcelona, the Design Road Professional programme aims to encourage intercultural dialogue and creative exchange between local and international designers.
Furniture and objects designer Khalid Shafar, visual artist Zeinab Al Hashemi, graphic and fashion designer Aljoud Lootah and computational artist and designer Salem Al Mansoori will undertake extensive training in various aspects of design in Dubai, London and Barcelona from this month until March 2013.
"The selected designers for the inaugural Design Road Professional reflect the diversity of talent that Dubai has and fosters,” said Khalil Abdulwahid, Manager of Visual Arts, Dubai Culture. "Through this initiative, we aim to nurture the skills of these designers, thereby strengthening their talent to further contribute to Dubai's evolving design landscape.”
During the six-month programme, the four designers will participate in trips, educational programmes, professional shadowing programmes and proposal development in collaboration with Kingston University, Elisava Design School and ADIFAD. The programme will conclude during Art Week 2013 in Dubai, where all four designers will get a chance to showcase their final products. – Gulf News
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