Quite a lot. This week will see two lectures take place at The Atrium, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar).

OFFF LectureThis evening at 6 pm, as part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, there will be a lecture presented by OFFF with artistic director, curator and founder Hector Ayuso Ros and partner and executive director Pep Salazar Garcia entitled ‘Craft for the Digital World’. The lecture will focus on knowing how to do or make something, which OFFF says, is as important as the idea behind the work. It will look at the union of digital tools and the knowledge of physical realities, a balancing of the virtual and the analogue. On stage, they share their work, visions and experiences, which merge the latest possibilities of technology with innovative concepts. Commonly they are not attached to just one platform; their outputs may overlap interaction, music, motion, biology and robotics among others.

OFFF is an entity in continuous transformation, alive and evolutionary. More than a decade ago, it was born as a post-digital culture festival; a meeting place to host contemporary creation through an in depth program of conferences, workshops and performances by the most relevant artists of our time.

‘Craft for the Digital World’ is the third in the series of five lectures Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series which reflects the cross-disciplinary nature of the featured speakers who are representatives of excellence in creative and innovative thinking.

Reza photojournalistOn Tuesday 11 December there will be a lecture and debate with Reza, one of the best-known photojournalists on the international scene. Franco-Iranian, Reza lives in Paris and has been travelling the world for 30 years. As a photojournalist for National Geographic since 1991, Reza has been to more than 100 countries, photographing conflicts, revolutions and human catastrophes.  In 1983 Reza initiated photographic training programs in Pakistani refugee camps. This was the beginning of his personal voluntary involvement, leading him to found the NGO Aina in 2001. Aina is committed to children’s education and to training women for jobs in the media and communication sector. Learn more about Reza and his remarkable work at ‘The Power of Images’ event on at The Atrium, VCUQatar at 6 pm.

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