On Saturday and Sunday the weekend of October 21, QAIC is partnering with Shared Studios and Doha Debates to further the discussion on ‘technology & the arts’ with special attention given to the rise of AI and what that means for artists and their work as we look to the future. Special guests and experts in the field will convene in both Washington DC and Doha, Qatar to engage in this conversation. Participation in the Portal Activation is by invitation only.
On Sunday, October 22, during the IMPART Open House, we will feature coffee vendors showcasing coffee traditions from around the MENA Region. Come and sample coffee in the Yemeni, Saudi, Turkish style, and more between 11AM and 1PM!
Shared_Studios began as an art project in 2014 and as grown into a mission-oriented business. Over the years, we built a global network of these immersive Portals across 25+ countries in educational institutions, museums, parks and corporations connecting 500,000+ people across distance and difference.
Doha Debates believes the world will be a better place if we make room to listen to and understand all sides of an issue and seek consensus together. As divisions on social, geopolitical, scientific and other issues become more entrenched, people retreat into echo chambers and refuse to listen to a spectrum of perspectives. We believe that positive, meaningful change only happens when we build bridges among a diversity of viewpoints.
Even on the most complex and divisive problems, with the right tools, empathy, and determination, we can learn from each other and walk away with a more robust and nuanced understanding of an issue. Inspired by Majlis-style debates, which creates a welcoming space for discussion of diverse views, we engage with young people from every region and country who are invested in solving urgent global issues. Through our programming and content, Doha Debates provides intellectual and practical tools to empower a new generation of leaders who can bridge divides and resolve differences.