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This year’s Enrichment in the Fall program ‘Designing Tomorrow’ provides an opportunity to interact and reflect on current developments that will transform our lives in the future.

We welcome to KAUST creative minds from around the world to inspire you with the transformative power of design. They will share with us some of the most outstanding success stories of design, and also failure as part of the process.

Shaping Tomorrow

Design builds on new knowledge and innovation to transform, sometimes in radical ways, our lives. Designers imagine not only how the object will serve the function, but also the way the user experience can be optimized depending on our culture, sensitivity, and individual lifestyles. Doing so, design is at the cross over of technological breakthrough and society changes. 

Open up your mind to inspiration and surprise with unexpected powerful ideas that will spark your imagination and encourage you to contribute to the designs that will shape our tomorrow. 

This Program is chaired by Gilles Lubineau, Professor of mechanical engineering at KAUST,  and led by Marie-Laure Boulot, Manager of the Enrichment Office. 

 

The KAUST Enrichment Programs are educational programs open to all members of the KAUST community and invited guests.

Keynote lectures, exhibitions, personal and professional development events, as well as cultural, academic, and entrepreneurial events, will create inspiring and entertaining opportunities.

There is something for everyone!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

A Walk Through KAUST Mangroves - Friday Morning Tour

Location: Mosque on the Island at Bayt Al Hikmah Boulevard

By Brian James

Guided Tour Mangrove forests protect our shores from rises in the sea level, help mitigate climate change by sequestering high amounts of CO2 in the soils, host a broad range of animals, both marin ... more

Jameel House of Traditional Arts: Friday Exhibition

Location: Multipurpose room - Discovery Square

By Art Jameel

Exhibition Discover the ancient heritage of the old town of Jeddah with an exhibition of works by alumni of the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Jeddah, the pioneering programme for traditiona ... more

Friday 20 - Children's Workshop in Traditional Crafts for 10-16 Years Old

Location: Multipurpose room - Discovery Square

By Art Jameel

Children's Workshop in Traditional Crafts  A popular children's workshop will introduce children of from 10 to 16 years old to the surprising discoveries of the traditional arts – f ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview - Dalya Mousa - Art Jameel

Location: TBD

Watch our interview in arabic to Dalya Mousa, the Programme Manager from Art Jameel. This is a not-for-profit organization that started Jeddah Art Week. Learn about why they started the program and wh ... more

Jameel House of Traditional Arts: Exhibition Opening

Location: Multipurpose room - Discovery Square

By Art Jameel

Exhibition Opening Discover the ancient heritage of the old town of Jeddah with an exhibition of works by alumni of the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Jeddah, the pioneering programme for tradi ... more

A Walk Through KAUST Mangroves - Friday Afternoon Tour

Location: Yacht Club - Main Entrance

By Carlos Duarte

Guided Tour Mangrove forests protect our shores from rises in the sea level, help mitigate climate change by sequestering high amounts of CO2 in the soils, host a broad range of animals, both marin ... more

Jazz Festival

Location: Building 18 - Student Center Plaza

Register Now to the Second Annual Jazz Festival at KAUST Over one evening, Friday, October 20th, 2017, KAUST will host a vibrant series of live jazz performances and jazz-themed food for purchase. ... more
Saturday, October 21, 2017

A Walk Through KAUST Mangroves - Saturday Morning Tour

Location: Mosque on the Island at Bayt Al Hikmah Boulevard

By Brian James

Guided Tour Mangrove forests protect our shores from rises in the sea level, help mitigate climate change by sequestering high amounts of CO2 in the soils, host a broad range of animals, both marin ... more

Jameel House of Traditional Arts: Saturday Exhibition

Location: Multipurpose room - Discovery Square

By Art Jameel

  Art Jameel Exhibition Discover the ancient heritage of the old town of Jeddah with an exhibition of works by alumni of the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Jeddah, the pioneering progra ... more

Saturday 21 - Introduction to Geometry: A Workshop for Adults

Location: Multipurpose room - Discovery Square

By Art Jameel

Learn the language of geometry, at the core of Islamic design and all traditional arts, rooted in the universal truths of nature.  In this workshop, participants will master the tools of geome ... more

Saturday 21 - Children's Workshop in Traditional Crafts for 6-10 Years Old

Location: Multipurpose room - Discovery Square

By Art Jameel

Children's Workshop in Traditional Crafts  A popular children's workshop will introduce children of from 6 to 10 years old to the surprising discoveries of the traditional arts – fr ... more

Storytelling Family Session

Location: Building 18 - Student Center Plaza

By Sam Cannarozzi

The Joker of Serendip This storytelling performance is addressed to a family audience. It will present a journey, adventure, and a marvelous oriental story which also tells of the search for love. ... more
Sunday, October 22, 2017
  Mangroves - Between the Land and the Sea Photo Exhibition Mangrove forests protect our shores from rises in the sea level, help mitigate climate change by sequestering high amounts of CO2 in ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview with Carolina Eyck

Location: TBD

By Carolina Eyck

Theremin virtuoso Carolina Eyck will be interviewed for KAUST On-Air series. The video will play live on KAUST's Facebook. This is your chance to ask her your questions! Facebook On-Air ... more
Keynote speaker Julian Bleecker -designer, technologist and researcher at the Near Future Laboratory - will be interviewed for KAUST Live series. The video will play live on KAUST's Facebook. This is ... more

Complementary Nanny Services - Opening Night

Location: Building 20, VIP Room / Level 3

To help parents enjoy the Opening Night, an exceptional free babysitting service will be offered from 5:15 pm to 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided. In order to complete your registratio ... more

Opening Night & Theremin Musical Performance

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Carolina Eyck | Marie-Laure Boulot | Sam Cannarozzi

Opening Night  This year we will spark your imagination with an exciting storytelling session, opening exhibitions, and an unexpected musical performance. The Enrichment in the Fall 2017  ... more

Digital Design Exhibition - Opening

Location: Building 20, Lobby

By Dominique Sciamma

Come visit Strate's school of design exhibition curated by Dominique Sciamma, managing director at Strate School of Design.  Join us at the Opening Night on Monday, October 22 from 5:30pm for ... more

Museum of Failure Pop-up Exhibition - Opening

Location: Building 20, Lobby

By Samuel West

Come visit this pop up exhibition of the Museum of Failure in Sweden.  Join us on Sunday, October 22 at 05:30pm during the Opening Night for the opening reception of this exhibition. Thi ... more
Monday, October 23, 2017

Digital Design Exhibition - Monday

Location: Building 20, Lobby

By Dominique Sciamma

Come visit Strate's school of design exhibition curated by Dominique Sciamma, managing director at Strate School of Design.  This exhibition will be displayed from Sunday, October 22 to Wednes ... more
  Mangroves - Between the Land and the Sea Photo Exhibition Mangrove forests protect our shores from rises in the sea level, help mitigate climate change by sequestering high amounts of CO2 in ... more

Museum of Failure Pop-up Exhibition - Monday

Location: Building 20, Lobby

By Samuel West

Come visit this pop up exhibition of the Museum of Failure in Sweden.  This exhibition will be displayed from Sunday, October 22 to Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  We value your feedb ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview - Samuel West

Location: TBD

By Samuel West

Keynote speaker Samuel West - museum Curator at the Museum of Failure in Sweden - will be interviewed for KAUST Live series. The video will play live on KAUST's Facebook. This is your chance to ask ... more

Design Fiction - Keynote

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Julian Bleecker

Design Fiction is a way of storytelling. It is the use of diegetic prototypes to suspend disbelief about possible near futures. In this lecture, Julian Bleecker, designer, technologist and researche ... more

Facebook On-Air Interview - Ann Makosinski

Location: TBD

By Ann Makosinski

Keynote Speaker Ann Makosinski - 20 years old inventor featured in Forbes and Times 30 under 30, Intel and Google Science Fair Winner -will be interviewed for KAUST Live series. The video will play ... more

Complementary Nanny Services - Monday 23

Location: Building 20, VIP Room / Level 3

To help parents enjoy Samuel West's keynote, an exceptional free babysitting service will be offered from 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided. In order to complete your registr ... more

Learning from Innovation Failure - Lessons from the Museum of Failure - Keynote

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Samuel West

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly", Robert F. Kennedy. But what can we learn from our failures? And how? In this lecture, Samuel West curator at the Museum of Failure in ... more
Photo Exhibition Mangrove forests protect our shores from rises in the sea level, help mitigate climate change by sequestering high amounts of CO2 in the soils, host a broad range of animals, ... more

Storytelling Session for Adults

Location: Library

By Sam Cannarozzi

To the East of… When we look for solutions, we can have some unexpected encounters, some say magical. During this performance the popular tales from Maghreb to Pakistan will forge a path tha ... more
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Digital Design Exhibition - Tuesday

Location: Building 20, Lobby

By Dominique Sciamma

Come visit Strate's school of design exhibition curated by Dominique Sciamma, managing director at Strate School of Design.  Join us at the Opening Night on Monday, October 22 from 5 ... more
  Mangroves - Between the Land and the Sea Photo Exhibition Mangrove forests protect our shores from rises in the sea level, help mitigate climate change by sequestering high amounts of CO2 in ... more

Museum of Failure Pop-up Exhibition - Tuesday

Location: Building 20, Lobby

By Samuel West

Come visit this pop up exhibition of the Museum of Failure in Sweden.  This exhibition will be displayed from Sunday, October 22 to Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  We value your feedb ... more
Keynote speaker Dominique Sciamma - Director at Strate school of design in France - will be interviewed for KAUST Live series. The video will play live on KAUST's Facebook. This is your chance to a ... more

Museum of Failure Pop-up Exhibition - Guided Tour 1

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Samuel West

Samuel West is a licensed clinical psychologist and museum Curator of the Museum of Failure in Sweden. Samuel will give a guided tour through a curated selection of designs from the Museum ... more

NEW STUDENTS ONLY! Unveiling WEP 2018

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Marie-Laure Boulot

The Winter Enrichment Program is our flagship event taking place each year in January. Join us as we unveil this WEP 2018 exciting theme of "HUMAN-MACHINE FUTURE". You will learn more about the ... more

Women in Science - Webinar

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 3

By Marie-Laure Boulot | Wendy Murphy |

Peer-to-peer Mentoring and Building a Developmental Network Young female scientists face overwhelming pressures as they prepare for their careers. The number of scientists with PhDs is rising while ... more

Museum of Failure Pop-up Exhibition - Guided Tour 2

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Samuel West

Samuel West is a licensed clinical psychologist and museum Curator of the Museum of Failure in Sweden. Samuel will give a guided tour through a curated selection of designs from ... more
Sci-Café is a lively and interactive discussion between KAUST scientists and community members held in a casual setting. Join the conversation on how KAUST faculty are designing tomorrow wit ... more

Complementary Nanny Services - Tuesday 24

Location: Building 20, VIP Room / Level 3

To help parents enjoy Ann Makosinski's keynote lecture, an exceptional free babysitting service will be offered from 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided. In order to complete y ... more

The Science and Art of Invention - Keynote

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski is a 19 years old student and inventor who's been featured in Forbes and Times 30 under 30, Intel and Google Science Fair Winner. During this lecture, Ann will talk about her fi ... more
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Digital Design Exhibition - Wednesday

Location: Building 20, Lobby

By Dominique Sciamma

Come visit Strate's school of design exhibition curated by Dominique Sciamma, managing director at Strate School of Design.  Join us at the Opening Night on Monday, October 22 from 5 ... more
  Mangroves - Between the Land and the Sea Photo Exhibition Mangrove forests protect our shores from rises in the sea level, help mitigate climate change by sequestering high amounts of CO2 in ... more

Museum of Failure Pop-up Exhibition - Wednesday

Location: Building 20, Lobby

By Samuel West

Come visit this pop up exhibition of the Museum of Failure in Sweden.  This exhibition will be displayed from Sunday, October 22 to Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  We value your feedb ... more
Keynote speaker Andrew Bastawrous - eye surgeon, public health doctor and Co-founder of Peek - will be interviewed for KAUST Live series. The video will play live on KAUST's Facebook. This ... more

Design is the Only Option - Keynote

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Dominique Sciamma

In a more and more open and complex world, human societies, in their diversities, are yet facing the same problem: how can we live together?  How can we promise a good life for all? Dominique S ... more

Complementary Nanny Services - Wednesday 25

Location: Building 20, VIP Room / Level 3

To help parents enjoy Andrew Bastawrou's keynote lecture, an exceptional free babysitting service will be offered from 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided. In order to complete ... more

Changing the Way the World Sees - Keynote

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Andrew Bastawrous 

Keynote Lecture  In this lecture, Andrew Bastawrous will describe his journey working as an eye surgeon, public health doctor, researcher and most recently as co-founder and CEO of Peek, a soc ... more