Dubai Design District provides educational opportunities for region’s creative thinkers

DUBAI — Dubai Design District, d3, has partnered with three of Dubai’s leading universities including in a bid to nurture the development of the region’s young designers, artists and creative thinkers.

D3 along with Zayed University, American University of Dubai and University of Sharjah have showcased the final design-led projects of graduating students and offered them valuable opportunities to meet with experts in the community. It also hosted the second series of short design courses in collaboration with international institutions including, University of the Arts London, UAL, London College of Fashion, LCF, and Chelsea College of Arts, CCA.

In another attempt to help build a creative community and encourage emerging talents, the design hub has partnered with the Dubai Design and Fashion Council, DDFC, and commissioned the MENA Design Education Outlook Study. The study aims to predict the requirements for at least 30,000 design graduates across architecture, interior design, fashion design and other design segments by 2019, to achieve forecasted growth of the design sector, and to transform the region into an innovation-led economy.

Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, CEO of d3, said, “The MENA Design Education Outlook complements d3’s vision to become a global design hub, and provide designers with insights to help them flourish. We are delighted to have hosted these graduation shows and design courses at d3 and feel proud to see such a wealth of emerging talent in the region. Our design community provides a unique platform where young designers can unite, co-create as well as establish important links with businesses across the design industry.”

Source: Emirates News Agency