Dubai Design District has announced the launch of Design for Good, a project seeking to support and promote social change in the UAE through the design community.
Design for Good is based on three key pillars: placemaking, sustainability and empowerment.
Under the programme, two projects will be rolled out in 2018. The first entitled ‘The Mesh’ will include a collaboration between the Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Initiative (FBMI) and Emirati designer Roudha Al Shamsi.
Roudha has been commissioned to design three shading structures for the d3 community to be produced by Afghani women through FBMI. The proceeds will be utilised for the further education of the women artisans. The three structures will be displayed at Dubai Design Week in November 2018 and then permanently placed in Dubai Design District.
The second project, Design 100, d3 is inviting designers from across the UAE to design a piece of furniture or a functional object. An expert jury will select the winning piece from which 100 pieces are to be produced by d3 in alliance with knowledge partner, American Hardwood Export Council and sold to the general public during Dubai Design Week. All proceeds from the sale will be allocated to Dubai Cares for the cause of Syrian refugees.
For details on the project, visit d3. Deadline for entries is 16 August, 2018.