02 March 2015

VCUQatar Launches Tasmeem Doha 2015: 3ajeeb!

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) is proud to present Tasmeem Doha 2015, its biennial international art and design conference, which will be held at VCUQatar from 8 to 12 March, 2015.

The 2015 edition focuses on the theme of ‘playfulness’ as expressed by the Arabizi word 3ajeeb! (ahh-jhee-b) meaning “strange in a strange way, cool in a cool way, and slightly weird in a slightly weird way.” Tasmeem Doha 3ajeeb! will foster discussions on playful processes as a creative practice to generate new knowledge, technologies and discoveries.

The conference will bring together leading designers, artists and creative thinkers, and features several distinct programs that coalesce into five days of workshops, presentations, performances and exhibitions.

The 3ajeeb! studios are 25 workshops lead by international artists, designers, musicians, writers and playful thinkers (8 to 10 March). In addition, a select group of workshop leaders will discuss their creative praxis in short-format presentations during the afternoon “Shawarma” sessions. The first day will close with opening speakers Bangalore based Indo-Danish art duo Pors & Rao.

Tasmeem Doha 2015 features a unique partnership with the Barcelona based post-digital culture festival OFFF, which curated the Day OFFF on 11 March, showcasing speakers, performances and presentations from fresh, young, fun, contemporary creative thinkers.

The conference will wrap up with the Festival Day on 12 March. Attendees can play an artist mini-golf course, engage in playful performances, enjoy tasty treats, interact with exhibitions, and purchase goods from local artists, designers and creative makers.

The closing event will feature filmmaker and social media phenomenon, Casey Neistat, who lands in Doha and leaps onto the stage for a one night speaking performance on 12 March at 6 pm.

For more detailed information please visit www.tasmeemdoha.com.

Tasmeem Doha 2015 3ajeeb! Co-Chairs: Simone Muscolino, Levi Hammett, Richard Lombard, Michael Hersrud. Image courtesy of VCUQatar.

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