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    Design and Crafts Programme

    Showcasing artistic creations from the UAE and around the world

    Samer Yamani – Design and Crafts Director
    Design Curator, Creative Director, Founder of Barcelona based Creative Dialogue, a consultancy and creative agency focused on international design and cultural projects. Samer has worked with designers, organisations and brands in over 30 cities. His exhibitions and collections include PostCraft - Barcelona Design (2017), Nabata - Design By Hind (2018), Crafts Dialogue Collections (2019) - Irthi, Contemporary Crafts Council in Sharjah, Innovative Crafts Lab (2019) - Amman Design Week, among others. His work was shown at Milan Salone Del Mobile, London Design Festival, Dubai Design Week, 21,39 Jeddah Art Fair, Paris Design Week, London Design Fair, Besign Mexico, Lima Design Week and Casablanca Biennale, among others.
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    Connecting hands and minds

    The Design and Crafts Programme is a melting pot for creative minds and hands from all over the world through collaborations that merge materials and processes with design and innovation, bringing you exclusive design collections that are a unique reflection of the UAE crafts stories.

    • Designed in the Emirates
      Designed in the Emirates

      Bespoke and exclusive designs from the UAE, as well a selection of the best designs, will be highlighting local design excellence and evolving talent.

    • Designed for the Emirates
      Designed for the Emirates

      First-class international designers will launch bespoke design collections passionately designed and crafted exclusively for the Design and Crafts programme at Expo 2020 Dubai.

    • Emirati Designer Fund
      Emirati Designer Fund

      Supporting the designers of the future by nourishing the local design ecosystem and creative economy through profits generated from the design collections.

    Experience the craft stories

    • Designed for the Emirates
      Take an exclusive design home

      Discover the best of Emirati design excellence at Al Forsan Park and Jubilee Park. Al Forsan Park will host dedicated spaces to showcase the local crafts and design creativity by local designers and organisations. Jubilee Park will present a first-of-its-kind design gallery where UAE crafts are merged with contemporary design through the eyes of some of the most talented local designers and renowned international designers.

    • Arts & Culture
      Discover Arts and Culture at Expo 2020

      From the Al Wasl Opera to a diverse range of installations, artistic creations, workshops and performances, you’ll be engulfed in a realm of contemporary creativity.

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