NYCxDesign: Redesigning the Arab Identity

by Celine Semaan Vernon

What is the Arab identity?

Can we deconstruct, redesign and evolve this idea?

On May 13th, we are giving this experimental methodology another test drive with an NYC x Design panel <Redesigning the Arab Identity>, hosted at our Slow Factory HQ. This time the conversation will be between my two friends Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Vice Correspondent, and Nadine Farag, writer at Man Repeller and Huffington Post, and myself, founder of this lovely site/boutique #fashionactivism label Slow Factory. Our focus: The Arab Identity, the Arab Experience, the Arab Expats as well as the millions Arab refugees the world has been witnessing these past few years. The Syrian refugee crisis is the worst humanitarian disaster since WWII.

Below is a breakdown of what we will be exploring:

Discover:
What is an Arab identity? Does it even exist?
Synthesize:
What have we learned from the Discovery Phase?
Build:
What are the aspects of Arab identity that are constructive rather than destructive?
Test:
Let’s explore 5 ideas that we have talked about and test them: Feedback with the audience
Evolve:
How do we move forward: Brainstorm what needs to be done or should be done

Join our conversation and help us deconstruct, break and redesign the Arab Experience. RSVP here.

 

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