Panel Talks    #peaksanddunes

Location : Majlis | The Yard | Alserkal Avenue

Moderated by Katharina Sand,  founder SEPTIEME ETAGE and Mode Suisse ambassador

Sunday 11 November  6PM 

 Fashion Geographies of the Future | Creative Economy and Exchange |Fashion as both a commercial and creative practice, defining our experience of the world as well as the spaces in which it is produced, displayed, and worn. Speakers Emirati designer Khulood Thani (Bint Thani), Dubai-based fashion designer Faissal El Malak, Dubai’s retail innovator May Barber ( Brand Management Consultant/Founder of The Cartel), and Swiss Cultural Affairs Officer Maurizio Salvatori

Monday 12 November 4PM

 Meaning & Values | Exploring fashion as a way to transmit craft, skills, memory, identity, and sustainability in the age of globalisation Speakers fashion designer Shahd AlShehail ( ABADIA) , co-founder of Twothirds Design Studio Lujain Abulfaraj , Founding Dean of the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation Sass Brown

Wednesday 14 November 6PM 

 Digital Worlds |The impact of the digital realm on burgeoning local creative economies versus traditional fashion capitals, and how it enables new value creation and opportunities | Speakers photographer/cultural explorer Yvan Rodic (@facehunter), blogger Yousra Zein (@hayekk), cultural cartographer and entrepreneur Sofiane Si Merabet (@theconfusedarab), designer Andraya Farrag (Bedouin Studios) , journalist Natasha D’Souza and a very SPECIAL GUEST

Followed by screenings and an evening of Pomegranates and Tea 

Tea by Tania’s Teahouse, Seating by Chuk Palu