Organizing Institution: THE ZAY INITIATIVE
Start Date: November 2, 2021 (6:55pm)
End Date: November 2, 2021 (8:00pm +03)
– California – United States
Dr Reem El Mutwalli and Dr Salam Y. Fakih discuss Architecture & Clothing (Case study Damascus)
GUEST SPEAKER: NAJLAA EL-AGELI
Dr. Salam Fakih is a Lebanese Professor, Researcher and an Interior Architect. In addition to her 20 year experience in the field of design, and 14 years in educational teaching, Dr. Fakih is also a member and Head of specialized Technical Committee at General Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education in Lebanon, where she constructs and periodically updates the curriculum of the fashion design.
OUR FOUNDER: DR. REEM EL MUTWALLI
Dr Reem Tariq El Mutwalli, is a published author, lead curator and public speaker. With over 30 years of experience, she is an expert consultant in Islamic art and architecture, interior design, historic dress and UAE heritage.
She is also the founder of the Zay Initiative. A non-profit UK registered initiative advancing the preservation of cultural heritage, through the collection, documentation and digital archiving of Arab historical attire and their stories. Our goal is to empower and sustain global cross cultural dialogue to inspire creative minds.
OUR HOST: EMMA FARMER
Raised in the Middle East, educated in the UK, Emma has a profound understanding and passion for bridging gaps regarding culture and business, whilst navigating geo-political environments.
Emma is a highly motivated, award winning, experienced project leader, communications and business development professional with over 15 years’ experience.
As the Festival Director of Dubai Lynx from 2011 to 2016, she strategically grew the event and left a legacy, building the foundations that sees the festival thrive across multiple markets today. Now an entrepreneur and mother, Emma set up ‘Chameleon’, helping businesses reach their potential whilst ensuring they do better for good.