Articles Dubai Design Week

Grimshaw is participating in Dubai Design Week, which takes place at various venues across the city from 9-14 November. 

As part of Downtown Design's exhibition ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ in Dubai Design District (d3), Grimshaw's work will be on display in building 4 for the whole week. The practice's display highlights the results of our research into how the design industry will need to adapt to living with a pandemic.

We are asking what the long-term challenges might be for us in the event we have to live with the virus for a very long time, and answer some of the key questions arising from this. 

Our research covers crucial issues such as how changing attitudes to density will affect cities and master planning, and how we can still maintain a global perspective with closed borders. We also look at how changes to our collective and individual behaviour will affect the way we live, work, and travel, and how as designers we can bring a sense of excitement back to sporting and community events.

The results of our research are the first step towards a better understanding of these key areas of our work and will inform our future working practice so we can continue to deliver the innovation and quality our clients expect.

In addition to the exhibition, Grimshaw is giving an online presentation on 10 November which celebrates the practice’s 40 years of innovation and environmental design solutions.

Also on 10 November, Principal Matthew Utley is contributing to a panel discussion called ‘The Future of Everything / Design Goes Viral’.

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