The lecture series "What design can do" is part of the project Linking Cultures and is part of an online exchange program between students and lecturers from American University of Beirut (AUB), American University in Cairo (AUC), Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), École Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech (ESAV) and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). 

The lecture series is open to the public. Please, for all lectures, register with

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March 1, 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. Beirut, Cairo)

Peter Vetter: Introduction

March 12, 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. Beirut, Cairo)

Lina Ghaibeh: The rise of comics collectives – Arab comics after the revolutions
















March 22, 6:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. Beirut, Cairo)   

Larissa Holaschke and Anna-Brigitte Schlittler: Design and Gender – Glimpses on Past, Present and Future

April 1, 5:00 p.m. (6:00 Beirut)  

Jana Traboulsi: The Social Role of design


April 6, 7:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. Beirut)  

Bernd Grether: Collaborative Design

April 8, 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. Beirut) 

Ahmad Saqfalhait: Design and Foreign Cultures


April 12, 6:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. Beirut) 

Bahia Shehab: Design in Time of Crisis 


April 16, 6:00 p.m. (7:00 Beirut) 

Zouheir Nsiri: Typography and multilingualism


April 19, 5 p.m. (6 p.m. Beirut)

Yara Khoury: Unified Arabic – An alphabet that divided Arab sentiment