Doha, February 05 (QNA) – Liwan Design Studios and Labs invite creatives across Qatar to attend a special open-day event on 07 February at 4-8 PM at Liwan Design Studios and Labs, for the unique opportunity to network with Qatar’s brightest creatives and learn more about Liwan’s spaces and membership.
Housed in a historic mid-century building in Downtown Mshereib, Liwan is in an imaginatively repurposed historic building that was once the first school for girls in Qatar, founded by education pioneer Amna Mahmoud Al Jaida. The original school, named Banat El Doha opened in the late 1950s, and over the years, it was renamed Umm Almo’mneen Primary School.
Led by multidisciplinary Qatari designer Aisha bint Nasser Al Sowaidi as its Director, Liwan provides creatives who join as members with coworking spaces and studios, state-of-the-art labs for pottery, leatherworking, digital photography, and prototyping, giving them the resources needed to advance their work. Liwan’s membership programme aims to build a network and community central to the country’s creative economy. It addresses the need to create a pool of resources and provides flexible access to members, alongside a curated space for locally based designers. The programme opens up Liwan as a creative space to the burgeoning design community in Qatar in the form of an easy-to-reach, easy-to-use, collaborative hub in the heart of the city.
Aisha bint Nasser Al Sowaidi said: “Liwan Design Studios and Labs opened its doors to the public last year, and since then, it has served as a multi-functional learning environment, providing Qatari creatives with a community of like-minded individuals and resources to elevate their work. We look forward to welcoming the public and fellow designers to discover what Liwan offers and to growing our community of local and regional creatives.” Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Liwan members, local and regional creatives, as well as a chance to explore Liwan’s numerous amenities, including coworking spaces, studios, a prototyping and photography lab, a clay and leathermaking lab. (QNA)