Ithra Creativity Season 2021 is back under the theme

Crafting Creativity



30

Talks

10

Masterclasses

7

Workshops

4

Experience

FOUR CREATIVE TRACKS FOR ENRICHING WEEKENDS

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With eyes set on the future, final-year students, recent graduates, or early careerists are invited to join us.

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Risk-taking creatives and change-making innovators take you through the tools and technologies revolutionizing businesses.

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Explore how the evolving role of design creates an impact on both business and culture across two days.

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This one’s for the architects and designers of tomorrow. We’ll explore the tools needed for innovators.

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The Tanween Tools workshops offer skills-development sessions designed to unlock an innovative new you as you discover smart new strategies for creative success.

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Learn from the masters of innovation and creativity. Gain knowledge first-hand from creative leaders in intimate, engaging sessions.

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Knowledge is the accumulation of experiences but while information is widely accessible today, seek the wisdom behind the method.

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No Tanween would be complete without offerings in music, art, live performances, and interactive installations set to inspire creativity.

THIS IS TANWEEN

Like “Disruption”, “Play” and “The New Next” before it, this year’s theme “Tools” will explore an aspect of the creative process and tap into how cultural and creative industries continue to innovate and steer the future of the creative economy – highlighting the tools at their disposal.


From the first stone hammer to modern-day technology, tools enable our creativity to shape our world. From hand and head tools to digital and physical tools, and abstract and real toolsets, Tanween 2021 explores the role Tools have in our creative process and industries and crafting our creativity for the future.


Date: October 27, 2021 – November 13, 2021

“Work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” - George Herbert, poet.


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Why Tanween?

Inspiration and innovation through creativity and collaboration.


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No Tanween would be complete without offerings in music, art, live performances, and interactive installations set to inspire creativity. Ithra’s Great Hall will become the hub for Tanween in 2021. With its copper walls and star-lit ceiling, the space will provide an auditorium to host professionals devoted to giving back, six demonstration zones to recycle, 3D-print, materialize and visualize.


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Get social, expand your circle and connect at Tanween. Meet with peers, mentors, and professionals to build your network of connections at our meet-up events. The future is creative, arm yourself with the tools to succeed and carve your path forward with our Tanween Creative Careers program.



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Meet the best and brightest up-and-coming talent in the creative industries at Tanween. From the innovators behind startups to the creatives behind tomorrow’s biggest ideas, join as a mentor to discover game-changers in the making and the engines growing the future’s ecosystem.


Speakers

Jeroen van der Most

Jeroen van der Most

Creates art with data, algorithms, and artificial intelligence

Taekyeom Lee

Taekyeom Lee

Educator, researcher and multidisciplinary designer

Chris Law

Chris Law

Multidisciplinary designer

Khayra Bundakji

Khayra Bundakji

Personal branding coach, life coach and marketing consultant

Abdulaziz Alobaid

Abdulaziz Alobaid

Saudi car designer and the Founder of FAIIIDA Design and Innovation Firm

Ghadi Ali

Ghadi Ali

Founder & CEO of the Saudi International Fashion Council

Bayan AlSadiq

Bayan AlSadiq

CEO of Bayan Alsadiq for Photography

Dr. Ahmed Kassab

Dr. Ahmed Kassab

CEO, lecturer and vice-president Company/Institution: United Industries Company, Effat University, Saudi Umran Society

Sarah Alashri

Sarah Alashri

Visual Artist and Curator

Munirah Altheeb

Munirah Altheeb

Project Manager

Abdulla Binhindi

Abdulla Binhindi

Partner and Founder Company/Institution: Shepherd Studio, Toyio

Nawaf Al-Nassar

Nawaf Al-Nassar

Member of the Saudi Art Council and the Barakat Trust, and serves on the educational committee

Mohammed AL Mashharawi

Mohammed AL Mashharawi

ArchiNet Founder

Dina Haddadin

Dina Haddadin

Multidisciplinary visual artist

Dr. Kristof Crolla

Dr. Kristof Crolla

Belgian architect

Jou Pabalate

Jou Pabalate

Creative content strategist

Julia Lohmann

Julia Lohmann

Multidisciplinary designer

Emine Bushra Muti

Emine Bushra Muti

Autodesk Architectural Revit tutor

Mayadah Yahya

Mayadah Yahya

A self-driven, detail-oriented creative designer with a strong business and entrepreneurial spirit

Obaid Al-Jobaly

Obaid Al-Jobaly

Architect specialized in Building Information Modeling

Bader AlQasm

Bader AlQasm

Architect

Faisal AlOhali

Faisal AlOhali

Founder of AlOhali Architects

Dr. Huda AbiFares

Dr. Huda AbiFares

Founding Director

Dana AlAmri

Dana AlAmri

Architect and Co-founder of Watad Studio

Lujain Alatiq

Lujain Alatiq

Architect

Sarah AlMaddah

Sarah AlMaddah

Architect, Artist, and Potter born

Lama Dardas

Lama Dardas

Architecture Student

Sougwen Chung

Sougwen Chung

Artist and Researcher

Testimonials

Chris Edwards

“This is about creating a cultural expansion. To connect with other people and benefit from collaborating together to spark a new level of creativity.”

Banan Al Yaquby

“If we elevate, create and nurture design thinkers, we are going to really move forward and evolve design in the region.”

Mark Mon-Williams

“Amazing! What a fantastic resource. Reflecting on what has happened in the past, but also looking to the future to understand how we can make the world a better place for the next generation.”

Tarek Atrissi

“Tanween, a manifestation of Ithra’s mission, is a platform connecting the young generation of creatives in Saudi.”

John Anderson

“The thing to get to the next thing.”

Anand Vengurlekar

“An incredible groundswell of creativity and excitement. There is a creativity here that has not been tapped. I think there is a huge opportunity to unleash it!”

Shouq Al-Marzook

“There are no limits to what our youth can do today. It is mind blowing!”