Tasmeem is an international design conference held in Doha, Qatar. For the past six years, Tasmeem has gathered scholars and practitioners in the fields of graphic, interior and fashion design in Doha to discuss critical issues in design and engage with our students and community members.
Since its inception, Tasmeem has been an annual event. Tasmeem will now be held biennially in order to address larger issues, engage the local community and blend the conference with the school's curriculum, Accordingly, the next Tasmeem conference will take place March 21-24, 2011, at VCUQatar in Doha, Qatar.
The title for the 2011 Tasmeem Conference is "Synapse: Designer as Link". The conference is interdisciplinary and collaborative, aiming to forge dynamic links between students, creative problem solvers, local community members, community stakeholders and VCUQatar. Tasmeem 2011 is situated as a working conference, featuring student driven teams investigating the role of design as a problem solving activity that tackles community issues, our daily life-worlds and future concerns. Conference activities are designed to generate awareness, raise important questions and provide meaningful, realizable solutions.