Dubai designer week attracts architects in various in creativity to participate in one of the leading trade fairs in the Middle East. The need to recognize the long-standing trade connections between Africa and the Middle East was emphasized at the juncture, where they showcase their latest creations.
The United Arab Emirates recently held its annual week-long Dubai Design week. The festival, which promotes creativity and innovations, attracts hundreds of designers around the world. This year festival focuses on African designers. One of the most influential architects and designers, Sir David Ajaye from Ghana was one the keynote speaker. He said “The cites here have been trading with the continent, especially East Africa for very long time. The influences from even as far as Senegal right through East Africa to the Middle East is not to be underestimated in terms of the cultural exchange, the people, and it also has slavery even…”
The exhibition design to celebrate the rich and multidimensional design landscape of the African continent. The exhibition includes designers from Senegal, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and many more. Chrissa Amuah, Founder and Director of Africa by Design said “We are slowly or consciously been aware of our throwaway culture and more environmentally considerate as and where possible. So I think Africa by design is ticking all of those boxes and that’s why its catching people’s interests and that is what has brought us to Dubai as well. It is really exciting to see where this is going to go.”