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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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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