Al Journal Launch

Past Event

We invite you to join us for an evening celebrating the launch of Liwan's first printed edition of Al Journal.

Al Journal by Liwan is a collection of essays, articles and visuals exploring contemporary design themes across the Southwest Asian and North African region and beyond. Featuring pioneering Qatari creatives, the journal connects local and global design voices and encourages collaboration and commentary on creative, cultural and intellectual matters.

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Special guest-edited issues focus on semiannual themes ranging from how design has adapted during pandemics to sports and design and artificial intelligence’s impact on the design industry. The central theme for this first edition is ‘Archiving and Design’ — a look at the power of archiving in visually preserving heritage and its importance in shaping the future of design in the region. Al Journal will be printed every two years.

Pick up a copy of Al Journal and join us for:

  • Keynote presentations from architect Ibrahim M Jaidah and artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan
  • Live performances from Radio AlHara
  • An exhibition about the design and branding of Al Journal from Studio Safar
  • A display of vintage Arabic magazines and posters from YaHala Studio
  • An installation by Sonic Jeel
  • And a unique cuisine experience by Qatari food entrepreneur Mjay Al Thani

Al Journal is curated, edited and designed by Liwan Design Studios and Labs in collaboration with Studio Safar. Published by Qatar Museums.