Voices from 2020

We have asked key members of our community to talk about their favorite projects from the 2020 showcase.

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Anita Cooney

Dean - School of Design, Pratt Institute


Sabine Muller

Dean - Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts, GUC

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Constantin Boym

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.

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Zeynep Tulumen

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.

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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.

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Mathilde Marengo

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.

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Carlo Rizzo

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.

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Caroline Roux

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.


Brendan McGetrick

Creative Director “Museum of the Future”


Hani Asfour

Dean of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)