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VCUarts Qatar to hold an exhibition on social innovation at refugee camps




(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula Online

Doha: VCUarts Qatar will organize an exhibition titled 'Reporting From The Field at their gallery from January 17. The show is curated by Aris Papadopoulos, founder of Latra, and Maja Kinnemark, Assistant Professor in Interior Design at VCU arts Qatar.

Latra is an award-winning incubator specializing in socially responsible projects that promote innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in the humanitarian sector.

A panel discussion, moderated by Aris Papadopoulos will talk on how design and technology can improve the lives of refugees will take place at 6pm before the opening of the exhibition. The exhibition will continue till January 24 and entry is free.

It will include a refugee tent, award-winning photos from Lesvos & designs from refugee camp workshops.

The show follows the work of Latra, which set up the Latra Innovation Lab directly inside refugee camps in Lesvos, Greece. The lab acts as an innovative incubator that brings together an international network of social organizations, enterprises, governments, non-government organizations (NGOs), and intra-governmental organizations (IGOs) as well as independent designers, makers and innovators for the purpose of developing socially impactful solutions directly in the field.

The show will also display design outcomes of Core Relief: The 1st International Humanitarian Design Workshop that took place in Lesvos Greece in October 2016.

This exhibition is expected to transfer the audience directly to the humanitarian front and specifically inside the design studio Latra Innovation Lab which is situated in a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece.

Exhibition Dates: January 17 February 24

Entry: Free

Location: The Gallery at VCUarts Qatar

Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday - from 9am to 5pm / Friday Closed

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VCUarts Qatar to hold an exhibition on social innovation at refugee camps

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