UAE Innovation Week


Date: Sunday 22 Nov, 2015 - Saturday 28 Nov, 2015
Time: 04:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Block (E), First Floor (The Community) Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Maraya Art Centre will be participating in the U.A.E Innovation Week 2015 from November 22-28, 2015. The Centre events will be part of the 800 plus events that will be ongoing across the UAE in celebration of the Innovation Week 2015, cultivating an environment that will encourage innovation and help strengthen the nation’s position as global innovation hub.

UAE Innovation Week 2015 is in line with the declaration of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan that 2015 is the ‘Year of Innovation' in the UAE,' and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to celebrate this ‘Year of Innovation' through a unique Festival across the UAE dubbed ‘UAE Innovation Week'.

Maraya will be reopening its newly renovated Community Space to the public with an exhibition of innovative works by independent designers and students from the American University of Sharjah.

The design works include, architectural research projects, experimental video installations, furniture and fashion design produced in a sustainable manner with the latest technologies. Also, Zaha Hadid’s winning design for the 2013 international competition for Bee’ah new headquarters will be on display for this week only.

In addition to the special exhibition, Maraya will host a series of talks on innovative practices and research projects in the creative field, along with a special film screening and children workshops with ColorBug and Fun- Robotics.

Innovation Week Programme:

Sunday 22 November, 2015

4:00 p.m.                Innovation Week Exhibition opening

4:30 -6:00 p.m.       Color Bug Children Workshop

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.     Shurooq Innovation Presentation

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.     Performative Design Presentation by George Katrodytis

6:30-  7:00 p.m.      SPACE[LESS]CITY : Four architectural solutions for Sharjah by Cristiano Luchetti

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.     Innovation Panel Talk; panelists Ammar Kalo Director of CAAD Labs &Assistant Professor College of Architecture at AUS, Art and Design, George Katodrytis -Associate Professor of Architecture at AUS, Denis Krueger -CTO of Pixelbug

8:15 – 10:00 p.m.   AUS Experimental Film Screening followed by Q&A

Monday 23 November, 2015:

4:30 pm                  Fun Robotics Workshop for Children

*The exhibition will run until Saturday 28 November, 2015