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One man’s currency design challenge raises questions about a sensitive topic
Leena ElDeeb | “Banknotes are the direct communication means between citizens in everyday life.”
The 2016 Dubai Design Week: High hopes for sustainable design in the region
Mai Elwakil | Designers utilize old skills and local materials to make new products at Dubai Design Week.
Global up-cycling design trend finds itself at home in Cairo
Rowan El Shimi | Many Egyptian designers and NGOs are recycling materials in innovative ways
Hopes for an Arabic type boom: Breaking the rules but not too far
Lara El Gibaly | With the boom in Arabic content online there’s renewed interest in creating new fonts.
Living temporarily, thinking temporarily: Artists on Cairo’s everyday design solutions
Rowan El Shimi | This approach creates a different approach to everything.
Heritage in design: Embracing flux and function over blind nostalgia
Lara El Gibaly | In a global design culture what do phrases like cultural appropriation, self-exoticism & authentic mean?
‘The future is here:’ On design education in Egypt
Yasmine Zohdi | On education's role in Egypt's growing design culture + issues like censorship, documentation & the market.
The story of Mada’s new look
Lina Attalah | Phil Gribbon, designer of Mada's new website walks us through how he settled on its look and function.
Put a bow on it
Passant Rabie | Some pointers for where to get well-made, interesting gifts in Cairo.
 
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