Hala Badri, Director General of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), has visited the annual graduate exhibition organised by the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) until 1 June 2023 at the Dubai Design District. The exhibition showcases several innovative models and research projects completed by its second batch of graduates, who are shedding light on sustainability and artificial intelligence by presenting solutions that serve humanity, contribute to meeting the public needs and enable them to overcome health challenges they may face. Badri’s visit to the exhibition comes within the framework of Dubai Culture’s support for emerging talent in the design sector, which represents one of the tributaries of Dubai’s creative economy and contributes to strengthening its cultural and creative industries.
During her visit, accompanied by Dr Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, CEO of the Arts and Literature Sector at Dubai Culture, Badri toured around many of the innovative projects and ideas presented by the institute’s graduates, praising the qualitative ideas presented that address the requirements and needs of society, and highlight the importance and pivotal role of design in improving the quality of life, expanding horizons for talent, and motivating them to innovate.
Badri affirmed that the exhibition represents an inspiring platform that highlights creativity and presents a set of worthy notions that are in line with Dubai’s ambitious visions and strategies aimed at establishing its position as a global destination in the field of design and consolidating its cultural imprint on the international field. She stressed Dubai Culture’s keenness to nurture and embrace local talent and provide a creative ecosystem capable of supporting and empowering them, thus contributing to advancing this vital sector.
The exhibition grants the platform to 29 projects in various design disciplines, most focused on sustainability, in line with the Year of Sustainability in the country, which aims to raise awareness about environmental sustainability issues, encourage community participation in achieving sustainable development and support national strategies in this field. The projects reflect DIDI’s approach to finding creative and innovative solutions to enrich communities and the environment.
The exhibition included a series of projects embodying students’ moral responsibility, including the Gawhatna project by the duo Latifa Al Suwaidi and Latifa Al Khoory, which creates new products from coffee packaging waste. Mohammed Saleh Razeen presented his own special, innovative raw material generated from living natural materials. He sought through his project to draw attention to rethinking relationships with clothes and emotions around them, while Dalila Mansour offered an application that helps in examining teeth and detecting their problems.
Maryam Bin Suloom investigates the suffering of Alzheimer’s patients and those around them; based on the study of symptoms alleviators. Maryam created a mental communication game to help in improving the mood and health of the patient.
With the aim of preserving the Arabic language, duo Hala Al Qasabi and Noura Makki devised an awareness project that studies the problem of Gen Zs, i.e., the new generation that speaks English, but is not proficient in Arabic. They created a card game printed with phrases that highlight the strength and aesthetics of the Arabic language to motivate future generations to adopt Arabic as the main language of communication with others.
Through his Desert Pulse project, Mohammad Bassam Alsaleh shed light on the relationship between sprawling cities and nature. Yangkai Zhang presented a contemporary conception of traditional Chinese fashion designs. Mariam Halouani had the Tajmauna project, a game that contributes to introducing the history of cultural monuments within the country. Fatima Al Halyan presented the Morph/i/Us project, a tool to enhance self-awareness and meditation among community members to assist them in analysing and understanding their mental processes more clearly. Through her project ‘See. Shell Waste’, Dalal Jaber was inspired by marine life and planned to raise awareness of the importance of preserving it.
The exhibition also included the Osha project by pairing Asma Al Marri and Media Al Falasi, in which they presented a distinctive piece that combines jewellery and Oud oil, demonstrating an important part of the local culture. Meera Al Abbar, through her Roome project, sought to create a comprehensive platform to enhance the strength of communications and internet networks.
The annual Graduate Exhibition also includes many other qualitative and innovative projects inspired by the local social and cultural environment, which reflect DIDI’s vision and the moral responsibility of youth towards the environment and society.
Dubai Health Authority celebrates the 52nd UAE Union Day
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) celebrated the 52nd UAE Union Day, with officials expressing their pride at the country’s remarkable...
Dubai Culture Awards Winners in 2nd Dubai Festival for Youth Music
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announced the winners of the Dubai Festival for Youth Music during the conclusion...
Experience the first snowing street in Dubai this December
Embark on a Winter Wonderland Journey! Dubai’s Raining Street is temporarily transforming into Dubai’s first Snowing Street at Cote d’Azur...
Nissan Middle East elevates ownership experiences with six-month manufacturer-backed warranty on Genuine Parts
Nissan solidifies its commitment to customer satisfaction and quality, by announcing a six-month manufacturer-backed warranty on all genuine parts sold...
Ajman Bank collaborates with Mastercard to introduce cross-border payment services
Ajman Bank has initiated a strategic partnership with Mastercard to launch cross-border payment services for person-to-person (P2P) fund transfers through...
Azizi Developments renews its partnership with US-based Cummins Inc. for another six buildings in Riviera
Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, has renewed its partnership with the American global leader in the...
Fever Celebrates UAE National Day with a Free Candlelight Concert at the Founder’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi
After having delighted audiences worldwide, Candlelight international concert series created by Fever is set to enchant Abu Dhabi once more....
eToro recognises Abu Dhabi as a rising fintech hub, receives approval from ADGM to operate in the UAE
Abu Dhabi Financial Markets Authority (ADGM), the international financial centre in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and eToro,...
Five-Time Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Fusion Ensemble, Snarky Puppy, Set to Captivate Dubai.
Brace yourselves, music aficionados! Renowned for their genre-blurring sound, Snarky Puppy has earned a stellar reputation for pushing the boundaries...
Slow and Saucy: Heinz® unveils the Slowmaster 57 – The world’s first ketchup racetrack where speed takes a backseat and true quality finishes last!
As the world’s fastest cars speed around the Yas Marina Circuit at over 200mph for the finale of the F1...
Shania twain brings show-stopping country-pop performance to abhu dhabi grand prix
Global icon Shania Twain has wrapped up the third day of the Yasalam After-Race Concerts presented by e& at the...
Burjeel Holdings Launches Advanced Day Surgery Center in Abu Dhabi’s Al Shahama
As part of its efforts to enhancing access to healthcare services and meeting the community’s evolving needs, Burjeel Holdings launched...
Sharjah Old Cars Club marks UAE’s 52nd National Day with Route 71 rally
The Sharjah Old Cars Club is all set for an adrenaline-fueled extravaganza marking the UAE’s 52nd National Day celebrations with...
MOTIONGATE™ Dubai celebrates the Smurfs 65th anniversary with live entertainment, meet & greets and more!
MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park is rolling out the blue carpet to celebrate the all-blue Smurfs 65th...
Stride Ventures Makes History: First Indian Homegrown fund manager to receive IPA from FSRA (Abu Dhabi Global Market) for CAT 3C License, Paving the Way for Global Expansion
Stride Ventures, a venture debt fund renowned for supporting pioneering startups and high-growth companies, unveils its latest milestone by securing...
- Events & Happenings6 days ago
Upgrade your Abu Dhabi GP tickets to golden circle and enjoy the Yasalam after-race concerts presented by e& IN style
- Events & Happenings1 week ago
Emirates Post Launches Postal Portraits Photography Competition
- Government1 week ago
Dubai Municipality launches comprehensive safety campaign for construction sites across Emirate
- Art & Culture1 week ago
amana celebrates Great Place to Work Certification®, reinforcing its commitment to cultivating an exceptional workplace culture
- Events & Happenings1 week ago
2023 MOTN Festival Lands in New Al Dhafra Location for Five Days of Family Fun This Month
- Events & Happenings1 week ago
Children’s rights are an ongoing responsibility, not just a slogan.
- Gadgets & Technology1 week ago
Celebrate world TV day with LG’s flagship OLED EVO series
- Business & Money5 days ago
National Bonds: 64% of Employees under 30 Maintain Emergency Fund of almost 40K AED