Ms. Jeremikenko’s knack for cutting across multiple fields and sensibilities to link activities that fully engage the bicameral mind epitomizes the figure of the designer as synaptic linker. An inquisitive scientist and innovative designer, Ms. Jeremijenko is a walking, talking, synaptic node who generates productive synergies in quirky, eccentric ways, refreshing our everyday life-worlds, unlocking new and curious perspectives.
Roman Turczyn has been steering the "Migrant Worker Housing Project" a student-driven project that began during Tasmeem 2009: the development of a portable architectural solution responsive to the needs of the large population of migrant workers in Qatar. This project sponsors a two-way link between designers locally and globally, links people of different socio-economic levels, and furthers the goal of providing humanitarian living conditions for all.
VCUQatar International Art & Design Festival in Doha, Qatar
Tasmeem is a biennial international art & design conference focusing on unique and contemporary themes within art & design. Each conference explores new ways of thinking, making, seeing and learning. The 2015 edition will focus on the theme of ‘playfulness’ by using an Arabizi word ‘3ajeeb!’ (ahh-jhee-b) which is a common expression meaning “strange in a strange way, cool in a cool way, and slightly weird in a slightly weird way.” This year the conference will become a festival and celebrate the strange, surprising, and playful in art and design.
The Festival Will Feature
3 days of workshops with artists, designers, musicians, writers, tinkerer’s, and playful thinkers
1 day of presentations and creative speakers who will inspire you
1 day of exhibitions, playful interactions, performances and all things 3ajeeb!