Global Grad Show - Exhibition Details
14 – 17 November | 10 AM – 9.30 PM
18 November | 10 AM – 7 PM
D3 Waterfront, Dubai Design District (d3)
PolyU School of Design: Forging Connectivity in the Arab World
Since 2015, PolyU School of Design has been actively forging connectivity in the Arab world and beyond. Our effort in the Middle East contributes to “People-to-people Bonds” – carrying out cultural, academic and talent exchanges – one of five priorities set out in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Our main platform is the Global Grad Show. PolyU School of Design is one of the founding partners that help shape the show’s direction – the Future of Design. Other participating schools and universities include: RCA, MIT, TU/Eindhoven, ÉCAL, Pratt, Keio, National University of Singapore, KAIST, and Tsinghua University.
Meet our students, designers of the following projects
AIDO – steering wheel innovations for paraplegic car drivers
Designer: Mavis Cheung
Booth number: E63
ST3 – a suitcase for busking with built-in amplifier that morphs into a street stage
Designer: Brian Lee
Booth number: C25
About Global Grad Show
Global Grad Show is a first-of-its-kind exhibition of the most innovative projects from the world’s leading design schools. Comprised of more than 200 projects drawn from 92 universities in 43 countries, Global Grad Show provides an unprecedented overview of what the world’s emerging designers are working on and a first glimpse at the technologies that will shape our future. Almost every project included in the exhibition is represented by one of its creators, making Global Grad Show the largest student gathering ever assembled.
Every project included in the exhibition is represented by one of its creators, making Global Grad Show the largest student gathering ever assembled. Rather than sectioning projects off in school-specific zones, Global Grad Show organises them according to what a project does, rather than what it is. The exhibits in the Empower section offer new ways to spark ideas and expand our abilities. The Connection section is concerned with encouraging exchange and building community. Under the Sustain section is a survey of innovative approaches to reducing waste and generating energy.
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