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Fractals 22.0: The Digital Vernacular Workshop in Dubai, UAE

Fractals 22.0: The Digital Vernacular

Time: November 13, 2018 to November 15, 2018
Location: Dubai
City/Town: Dubai Design Week, Dubai
Workshop Type: Digital Vernacular
Organized By:  Takbir Fatima 

Fractals x Revival presents a hands-on workshop exploring generative design through the use of vernacular materials. It is a 3D thinking workshop in which participants work in teams and develop algorithms that are demonstrated through geometric aggregation models, resulting in large-scale installations. The workshop can be attended by enthusiasts of design, art, making and mathematics, as well as local craft and vernacular architecture. 
At Dubai Design Week, the two-day workshop will focus on local material and application of indigenous craft with the use of palm leaf components. At the end of the workshop, the resulting installations will be displayed in an exhibition.
Participants may be of any age-group or background, and may apply in groups or individually. If you’re interested, please RSVP by messaging us on this page. More details about the final date and time, as well as workshop fees will be released soon. 
Since 2011, the Fractals Workshop has been to various cities in India and the Middle East, including Hyderabad, Chennai, Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain and Doha.
Fractals x Revival is a collaborative effort between ard dubai and the Fractals Workshop by DesignAware, exploring generative design and geometric form-finding using vernacular methods and local material.
Our material partner, Sougha, is a social initiative by the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development.The main objective of Sougha is to shape the future of Emirati artisans through the preservation of UAE’s heritage & crafts and foster sustainable entrepreneurial opportunities across the UAE.


About The Author

Hamid Hassanzadeh is an Iranian architect, computational designer, researcher, and speaker. He studied his architecture education in Iran. With eight years of experience in this field, he worked on multiple projects in Iran, Turkey, Russia, Kuwait, and the USA. Early in 2016, he established Parametric Architecture magazine by starting from Instagram. Since then, he interviewed many architects and designers, conducted and supported workshops, organized events and lectures, and globally shared knowledge and information about computational and parametric design tools.

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