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American University of Sharjah student wins Urban Commissions 2016

Posted by AUS blog on May 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Malvika Garia

An eye for creativity and flair for innovation go a long way, and American University of Sharjah student Hinjal Kumar learned just that when she won Urban Commissions 2016, the annual design competition of Dubai Design District (d3) and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Initiated under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Urban Commissions aims to engage with the creative community, whether students or professionals, in the UAE and promote its diverse industry. For its most recent edition, participants were asked to design a multipurpose public shelter that would serve as a meeting point for d3 while fulfilling functional, social and community roles in Dubai’s most creative area.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, New York, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Architecture, Urban Commissions, Paris, Artist, Young Artists, Awards, Dubai, Copenhagen

AUS students recognized at Dubai Lynx Festival 2016

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Malvika Garia

Using their creative abilities and ideas for the greater good, two students from American University of Sharjah (AUS) won recognition for their submissions to the Masar Student Creative Award for Print at the Dubai Lynx Festival 2016, which is an annual celebration of creativity and design in the region. Noor Garatli and Lynn Bizreh, both from the Department of Mass Communication at the College of Arts and Sciences, were awarded third and fifth place respectively for their creative posters which aim to increase attention towards pressing social issues like women and child abuse. The posters are stated to be used by the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children in their campaign efforts to combat domestic abuse.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Lynx, Dubai

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