The Dubai Berlin Festival to launch with new jewellery theme
Organised by the Goethe-Institut and Gulf region
Previously, the institute organised the exchange programmes in other areas of the creative industry such as fashion design and in eco-friendly fashion design, however now, for the first time the Dubai Gulf Festival will be focusing on jewellery design.
Providing a unique platform for the participants from Germany and the UAE, jewellery designers and artists will be able to have an open intercultural dialogue and be able share their creations among one another. Consisting of an exchange programme – which will be running from September 29 to November 12 – designers and creatives alike will be able to attend workshops and field visits in both countries, discovering the different ways and styles of work, processes of design, and techniques. The workshops in Dubai will run between September 29 to October 1 and in Berlin on October 20 to October 22.
The participating designers from the UAE include Amal Haliq, Noura Alserkal, Muna Alhaddad and Fatima Al Qassimi, while from Germany Mirjam Hiller, Silke Spitzer, Rahel Fiebelkorn and Catalina Brenes, are all represented.
It will also be interesting to see what the public outcome of the Dubai Berlin Festival's jewellery design exhibition (November 11-12) will be, which will be take place at the A4 Space in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. The exhibition will provide a unique insight on how both countries have influenced the style and design process of the Emirati and German designers.
The Dubai Berlin Festival will shine a spotlight on the creative industry, highlighting the innovative talent that the UAE has to offer, as well as providing them with the right platform to network and expose them internationally. These programmes will also aim to start more fruitful discussions about challenges that designers are facing everywhere in the world, and will help provide them with solutions. It's certainly a positive step in the right direction...