Past Sharjah Event: VOL 5

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Visual Storytelling

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

To promote the passion and understanding of geography and cities, Asma Inayat encourages teaching the young and the old about map reading, geography skills, travel writing and all that travel photography entails. Like telling a story visually, this will be conducted through workshops for young kids and adults.

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Buckle Up in the Back

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

Lesley Cully is the founder of Buckle Up In The Back- a non profit awareness campaign to educate the community on the use of seat belts and age appropriate car seats.

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The Appetizer

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

Mohanad Al-Hattab, an aspiring actor who's recently got a taste of what its like to have his art be appreciated, shares with the audience his Vine channel and skits.

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Music of Aphra

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

Afra Al Darmaki likes to refer to herself as an explorer rather than a musician, because her passion for singing and song writing has taken her on a journal of exploration- of the self and of the world. Afra reminds us that muisc can offer a person many things, whether it be a method of expression or of escape. 

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The Environment in a Constantly Evolving, Urbanizing World

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

In this presentation, Aasha Eapen will focus on spreading awareness among the general public about:
1. What does it mean to conserve our environment?
2. What does the phrase "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" convey?
2. Why should it be done?
3. What are the small yet profound steps that can be taken by us in doing this?
4. What is the TUNZA Eco Generation networking platform?

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Revisiting Sharjah’s Bank Street

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

Revisiting Sharjah's Bank Street: Naima Abdelwahed, Hind Mezaina, Chaitanya Krishna Kumar, and Yara Ramadan present findings from a recent workshop conducted by Amsterdam based research platform Failed Architecture on Sharjah's iconic Bank Street. It will include an overview of the street before its construction into the near future. Attendees will be invited to share their stories and memories of this soon to be replaced street with a low-rise 'historical' quarter.

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#Sharjah1000 Visual Diversity

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

With its origins on Instagram, Reem Saeed introduces the #Sharjah1000 campaign- a series of images and behind the scenes videos of re-discovering different lifestyles of the residents of Sharjah to create a social impact. 

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Books for Syria

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

The crisis in Syria has been ongoing for about three years, leaving defenseless victims most affected. Children are unable to go to school as well as enduring major psychological trauma and a loss of any sense of possession. Shada El Sayed introduces a program that addresses these issues by giving them books. A network of illustrators and authors, Books for Syria creates books for children to reinstill hope back into their lives. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 3, 2014.

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If You Were a Superhero , How Would You Imagine Yourself?

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

Tarik Batal introduces the SuperHope Campaign, which grew out of an idea developed at Comic Con. They have travelled to hospitals to asked children with cancer to describe what type of superhero they think they would be. A costume is then made from their description as a surprise for the kids. 

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Dubai Network for Art, Architecture & Technology

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

Zayad Motlib introduces d-NAT (Dubai Network for Art, Architecture, and Technology), which is a growing community for creative minds in Dubai, exploring new frontier of art, architecture and technology. They will be collaborating with Co-de-iT from Italy to run this event, using cutting edge design tools to explore new territories of this subject.

Abeer Al Hamdani
Project Coordinator , Shurooq in Sharjah
Aasha Eapen
in Sharjah
Mohanad Al-Hattab
Aspiring actor in Abu dhabi
Zayad Motlib
Architect, Designer, Researcher in Sydney - Dubai
Asma Inayat
Educationist/ Traveler at Heart in Karachi
Tarik Batal
Founder, Superhope in Dubai
Lesley Cully
Founder, Buckle Up In The Back in Dubai