On June 25, 2013, AIGA Middle East will be launching their second international chapter in Beirut, hosting a mixer during Beirut Design Week at Coop D’Etat, Gemmayzeh.
What is AIGA?
Founded in the US in 1914, AIGA, the professional association for design, is a professional membership organization for design with over 23,000 members worldwide. AIGA believes designers serve a critical role as communicators, educators and innovators and strives to advance design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.
What is AIGA Middle East?
AIGA Middle East is the second international affiliate chapter following China, dedicated to supporting design professionals, educators and students in the Middle East region. The chapter’s goal is to bring together designers, both regionally and abroad, through membership, networking events and educational programs. It also aims to spread awareness about the role of design in society and the importance of following global design standards and ethics.
Beginning with the Beirut launch, AIGA Middle East hopes to soon expand regionally across the Middle East to create a vast connected design community.
To learn more about the event, check out their page here.