Whether you want to brush up your design skills, discover more about the diverse world of design or simply be inspired this Summer, the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) has you covered. From design talks and workshops, summer design intensives and its debut photography exhibition, DIDI x DXB, there is something for everyone.

Here we announce June’s activities with more to be announced for the rest of the summer.

Design Talks and Workshops for Pre-College Students

Design and Instagram for Influence

Led by photojournalist, brand specialist and DIDI’s very own Head of Marketing, Sandy Tinari, the complementary Design and Instagram for Influence workshop will explore the impact of design and creativity for social media. Learn how simple steps can help to build a strong and influential Instagram presence for young design students.

Date:                     Tuesday 12th June

Time:                2:30pm to 4:30pm

Location:             DIDI, Building 4, Dubai Design District

Chair Design

Discover and discuss the history of the iconic chair design as well as an engaging two-hour complimentary workshop led by DIDI’s Associate Dean, Hani Asfour and Lab Manager and Product Designer, Hernan Hoentsch who will guide pre-college students to create a prototype scale model of your very own chair.

Date:                     Saturday 23rd June

Time:                10:00am to 1:00pm

Location:             DIDI, Building 4, Dubai Design District

Brand Photography for Design Portfolios

Learn how to curate a strong portfolio and stand out from the crowd with this two-hour complimentary workshop ran by photojournalist Sandy Tinari and Product Designer, Hernan Hoentsch. The simple tips and tricks taught in this session will help pre-college students build a consistent brand image throughout your portfolio and also how to successfully photograph your design portfolios and projects. Please bring your own camera or smartphone.

Date:                     Saturday 30th June

Time:                10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:             DIDI, Building 4, Dubai Design District

Spaces are limited for all workshops. For more information and to reserve a space please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DIDI x DXB: A Design Photography Exhibition 

DIDI’s debut photography exhibition, DIDI x DXB is a cross-generational exploration of the world of design in Dubai through the eyes of creatives from the city. Exhibiters include 18-year-old French-Lebanese portrait photographer, Louai Mroueh, who explores design and creativity among the city’s emerging young talent and street photographer, Franzie Allen Miranda, who looks at design’s influence on the public realm and design moments as well as product designer and photographer, Hernan Hoentsch, and Gen X photographer, Sandy Tinari, who turns the lens on Dubai’s design community.

Date:                     24th – 30th June

Time:                Open daily 8am to 6pm

Location:             Atrium, Building 4, Dubai Design District


Source: Plus 1 Communications