At Building 10, Dubai Design District from 12 to 17 November, Tashkeel explore the process and practice of design through a multi-functional pop-up space. Alongside a well-stocked shop of ‘Made in Tashkeel’ products, there are exhibition stands explaining the support and guidance offered by Tashkeel initiatives Make Works UAE and the Tanween design programme as well as its affiliate the Dubai Network for Art, Architecture, and Technology (d-NAT). With a hang-out space for weary fair-goers to rest and recuperate as well as film screenings, the space will also present a programme of workshops, advice surgeries and talks for emerging design practitioners who wish to explore all aspects of design practice; including a writing proposals workshop with Wrichitects, advice surgeries with design consultant Helen Voce and Jumana Taha (Studio MUJU), and a casting session with Tashkeel. Over the weekend, Khatt Foundation and Tashkeel present two one-day workshops led by Khatt’s very own Huda Smitshuizen AbuFares: Arabic Lettering (16 Nov) and Arabic Poster Design (17 Nov).

Tuesday 13th November
15.00 – 17.00 Drop-in Design Surgery with Helen Voce
17.00 – 18.30 Creative Writing for Designers
18.30 – 20.00 Khatt Foundation Talk

Wednesday 14th November
15.00 – 17.00 Drop-in Design Surgery with Salim Ahmed
17.00 – 18.30 Collaboration for Emerging Designers
18.30 – 20.00 Make Works UAE Talk

Thursday 15th November
15.00 – 17.00 Drop-in Design Surgery with Jumana Taha
16.00 – 18.00 Process and Casting
18.30 – 20.00 ABWAB Dubai Pavilion Talk

Friday 16th November
12.30 – 14.00 Drop-in Design Surgery with Salim Ahmed
14.00 – 20.00 Khatt Foundation: Arabic Lettering

Saturday 17th November
12.30 – 14.00 Tanween Talk
14.00 – 20.00. Khatt Foundation: Arabic Poster Design