Dean - School of Design, Pratt Institute
Anita Cooney is the Dean of Design at Pratt Institute. Previously, she was chair of Interior Design and a professor in the School of Architecture. She is a regular participant of and serves on the board of the educational organization, DesignInquiry, a transdisciplinar educational organization devoted to researching design issues in intensive team-based gatherings. A designer and artist, her work in commercial and residential interiors and products explores the quotidian in materials and detail
Arabic Eco-font For the Government
A new font that maintains readability whilst saving ink and reducing plastic waste
A smart vent to regulate indoor temperature and humidity in an efficient way without using electricity
A distributed system of soil sensors to facilitate efficient water management in farms of any size
Dean - Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts, GUC
Professor and Chair of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute
Constantin Boym serves as Professor and Chair of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute since 2015. He founded Boym Partners design studio with Laurene Leon in New York in 1986, which won the National Design Award in Product Design in 2009, and their work is included in the permanent collection of the MoMA.
Architect & PhD candidate
Zeynep Tulumen is an architect and PhD candidate who undertakes research in urban transformations. Zeyenep participated at Global Grad Show 2019 with project SpectrumLab, a new material that minimizes energy consumption in buildings and tackles heat islands, having received seed capital from A.R.M. Holding Fund.
Tadeu Baldani Caravieri
Director Global Grad Show
Tadeu Baldani Caravieri is a venture-building, innovation and strategy professional working across the Middle East, Europe and Americas. Tadeu joined Global Grad Show as director in 2019. A recipient of INSEAD GEMBA Scholarship for Entrepreneurship, Tadeu has worked with startup founders to build, fundraise and grow ventures since 2014.
Head of Studies Advanced Architecture Group (AAG)
Mathilde Marengo is Head of Studies, Faculty and PhD Supervisor at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia’s Advanced Architecture Group (AAG). Mathilde holds active roles in national and EU funded research projects, and her work has been published internationally, including Venice Biennale, Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale, Beijing Design Week, MAXXI Rome.
Using water evaporation and composting to create natural cooling and warming systems
Using mealworms to convert plastic into organic matter using their natural digestive process
Trends Editor "2020 Global Grad Show"
Carlo is the Trends Editor for the 2020 Global Grad Show. He is an independent curator and researcher with an interest in creative, interdisciplinary responses to environmental concerns. His latest project, the Wilderness Archive, is currently on show at the Centro Cultural la Moneda (Santiago, Chile) until April 2021.
Sense Glucose Earring
A discrete earring that monitors blood sugar levels and gives feedback in real time
A smart pillow that jams wifi signals when in use, to help reduce dependency from social media
Journalist (Financial Times, Wallpaper, Observer)
Caroline Roux is a journalist who writes about design, architecture and contemporary art. Her work has appeared regularly in publications including the Financial Times, the Telegraph, Vanity Fair, Wallpaper and the New York Times. She has contributed to books on the work of David Adjaye, Richard Rogers and Fredrikson Stallard.
Mohammad Al Shehhi
CEO of A.R.M. Holding
Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi is the CEO of A.R.M. Holding where he is responsible for furthering the vision of the Holding through investments that create opportunities for a brighter future in Dubai and the region. Mohammad is a strong advocate of youth talent, innovation and education. He previously served as CEO of Dubai Design District (d3), being instrumental to Global Grad Show’s growth.
Creative Director “Museum of the Future”
Brendan McGetrick is a writer, designer and curator. His work has appeared in publications in over thirty countries, including The New York Times, Wired, The Financial Times, Der Spiegel and Vogue Nippon. He has served as director of Global Grad Show between 2015 and 2018, being its Head of Curation since 2019. He is currently the Creative Director of the Museum of the Future in Dubai.
Storit is a peer-to-peer cloud application that provides a data storage solution, utilising a network of unused mobile devices.
Bel Masry Keda
The project explores the way in which Egyptians communicate, focusing specifically on the written language the crossovers between language variations.
Compass is an open sourced navigation system for the visually impaired to move around independently.
Dean of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)
Hani Asfour is the Dean of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI). A MIT and Harvard-trained architect, Hani was recently named as one of the regions 50 most influential architects, and is a Founding Partner of Polypod, an award-winning multidisciplinary collaborative design studio in Beirut.
Nexus is a device designed to bring the experience of interacting with a painting to the visually impaired.
Inner voice is a healing device that detects human emotion at work and cues music to help cope with stress.
Shameless is a garment created by a biodegradable new fabric, to remind users about the implications of pollution and waste.