On September 20th, in celebration of Qatar Week, members of the QAIC team attended an exhibition viewing the official FIFA 2022™ World Cup Poster designed by VCUarts Qatar alumna Bouthayna Al Muftah. Following the exhibition, a panel discussion on Qatari women’s involvement in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ event was moderated by Qatar’s university Dean Amir Berbić, Ph.D.
In addition, the QAIC team had the pleasure of visiting VCUarts Qatar’s innovative Research Labs, held at the Anderson Gallery in Richmond. The Research Labs comprise collaborative groups of faculty, alumni, and students that feature eleven distinct research areas as part of an annual exhibition exchange with VCUarts in the Qatar Campus. Some areas of research explore a broad and diverse spectrum of territories, including cultural production, nanotechnology and textiles, sound design, art and law in the Persian Gulf, product design, pedagogy, and emergent technology