Crossing Boundaries Lecture: Rana Salam

Shaabi to Chic: Pop Culture is Consumer Culture

Monday, 2 Oct at 7pm: Fire Station Cinema

Wednesday, 4 Oct at 1pm: VCUarts Qatar Atrium

A graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, Rana Salam is amongst the most celebrated of designers and is known for her understanding and use of Middle Eastern popular art and culture. She draws on vibrant imagery and merges it with the latest design technology to create her unique vision of graphic design and art direction. Her work has been widely published in magazines including Elle Deco, Wallpaper, Creative Review, and Design.

In her lecture Shaabi to Chic: Pop Culture is Consumer Culture, Rana Salam will talk about how Middle Eastern pop culture transcends social hierarchy, age and gender. It is a culture where we all somewhere, somehow, consume the same products, be it on a school bus or while watching a cinema screen. 

Image courtesy of Rana Salam Studio

Lecture Dates

2 Oct – 4 Oct 2017


Free - Open invitation


Fire Station Cinema & VCUarts Qatar Atrium