THE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PROGRAM
MENA Design Research Center invites applications from professional designers for its Sustainable Design Program, which will culminate at this year’s Beirut Design Week (May 20-29). Participation in this three-month (February-April 2016) integrated program offers designers the opportunity to attend four weeklong sustainable design workshops and to create and exhibit products based on the principles of sustainability outlined below. Participation in this program, including attendance at workshops, production, and exhibition, is completely free. The program will kick off on February 15 with our first workshop.
WHAT DOES THE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PROGRAM OFFER PARTICIPANTS?
1. Production costs
2. Exhibition at Beirut Design Week 2016: Growing Sustainably
3. International exposure
4. Print exposure in MENA DRC publication
5. Free workshops on sustainable materials and methods led by local and international experts.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY SUSTAINABLE DESIGN?
We have adopted ten principles for our Sustainable Design Program, which will guide workshop content and production:
3. Well-managed resources
4. Low energy
5. Low waste
6. No Toxins
7. Locally made
8. Social enterprise
9. Traditional craftsmanship
10. Cultural identity
For more information, please read BDW2016: Manifesto.
HOW TO APPLY:
The applications for The Sustainable Design Program are now closed.
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