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Linking Cultures Lecture Series 2022

Linking Cultures: Design on Dissent

A Virtual Lecture Series between Beirut, Cairo, Marrakech, Berlin and Zurich

The lecture series "Design on Dissent" is part of the project Linking Cultures, an online exchange program between students and lecturers from American University of Beirut (AUB), American University in Cairo (AUC), Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), École Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech (ESAV) and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). 

Tuesday March 8, 5 p.m.*
Peter Vetter: Aesthetics of dissent

Tuesday March 15, 5 p.m.*
Naji El Mir: To speak or not to speak

Tuesday March 29, 5 p.m.*
Robin Coenen: Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Critical Mapping

Tuesday April 5, 4 p.m.*
Ghalia Elsrakbi: Foundland Collective

Tuesday April 12, 4 p.m.*
Anna-Brigitte Schlittler and Sophia Prinz: Fashioning Dissent

Tuesday April 19, 4 p.m.*
Farah Fayyad: The ability of design to respond to political contexts

The detailed program is available here. To attend the online lectures on Zoom, please register.

Linking Cultures intends to promote the exchange and cooperation between five design schools from five countries with different languages and cultures. The project is accompanied by a series of public lectures by faculty members from the five participating institutions. For more information about the project visit

The Project is coordinated by Peter Vetter and Larissa Holaschke, specialization Trends & Identity.

After March 27 (daylight saving time) the lectures will be held at 4 p.m. (CET), Beirut 5 p.m., Cairo 4 p.m., Marrakech 2 p.m. and Sharjah 6 p.m.