Slanted in Dubai: Tinkah
In Spring 2018 the Slanted editors took a close-up look at the contemporary design scene of Dubai. A city—when described by many people—that is all sickening shine and has no soul. But Dubai and the whole region, originally a piece of desert sparsely populated by Bedouins, is now transforming itself rapidly into a center, if not the world’s greatest center, of trade, finance, and tourism—and moreover, something important happened in the last few years: Culture! Today, a new Arab world is being plotted and planned. The entire Gulf is teeming with initiatives—from the most public to the most private—to change and reinvent seemingly immutable rules, regimes, edicts, and assumptions, culminating, perhaps, in the stated intention to work more closely together. The Gulf states have a past, and they will have a future. The contours of that future are legible in this Slanted issue!
Kholoud is a multidisciplinary design practitioner from Dubai. A graduate with a BSC in Visual Communication from the American University of Sharjah. She is currently leading the Design Communication unit at Tinkah, while also establishing the success of The Foundry and its endeavors. She creatively leads works for Tinkah’s major clients such as Etihad Museum, Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, HH Sheikha Shamseh Al Sharqi, etc.
Take a look at the Slanted #32—Dubai to get an idea of Dubai’s creative environment. Additionally you can find several video interviews on our video platform to get a deeper insight in the designer’s thoughts.