The en.v Initiative welcomed two guest trainers, Tarek Atrissi (from the Netherlands) and Sahar Ghaheri (from the US), for a workshop held at Bait al-Sadu on January 14th and 15th of 2014. Sponsored by The Body Shop Foundation and Zain Telecommunications, the REUSE Design for Social Change workshop focused on how to harness design strategy and solutions for the non-profit and social sectors, equipping participants with practical skills to promote their causes more creatively and effectively.
Twenty-seven participants from 17 different Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) attended the workshop, which included lectures and hands on, interactive training. Participants were then divided into four groups and made to develop their own design projects, which they presented at the end of the second day.
About Tarek Atrissi
Tarek Atrissi holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut; a Masters of Arts in Interactive Multimedia from the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland and an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. His awards include the Type Directors Club award for typographic excellence; the Adobe Design Achievement Award; the Dutch Design Award as well as Print Magazine 20 under 30 award. He is currently principal of his own design studio, Tarek Atrissi Design (www.atrissi.com), based in the Netherlands and focusing on bilingual branding and typography; cross cultural graphic design as well arabic type design. His clients include the V&A museum in London; Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar; BBC and the Arab Thought Foundation
About Sahar Ghaheri
Sahar Ghaheri (New York, USA) is a Bahraini-American designer, change-maker, and Co-Founder of dh studio (www.designinghope.com). dh studio is a Brooklyn-based design consultancy that creates products, brands, and experiences that make a positive difference around the world. The organization is dedicated to working with non-profits and start-up companies that have an environmental or social mission to collaboratively create lasting change in their communities.