Reporting From the Field

This exhibition transfers the audience directly to the humanitarian front and specifically inside the design studio LATRA Innovation Lab which is situated in a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece.

The show follows the work of LATRA, which set up the LATRA INNOVATION LAB directly inside refugee camps in Greece. The lab acts as an innovative incubator that brings together an international network of social organizations, enterprises, governments, non-government organizations (NGOs), and intra-governmental organizations (IGOs) as well as independent designers, makers and innovators for the purpose of developing socially impactful solutions directly in the field. The show also displays design outcomes of Core Relief: The 1st International Humanitarian Design Workshop that took place in Lesvos Greece in October 2016.

REPORTING FROM THE FIELD is curated by Aris Papadopoulos, founder of LATRA, an award-winning incubator specializing in socially responsible projects that promote innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in the humanitarian sector and Maja Kinnemark, Assistant Professor in Interior Design at VCUarts Qatar.

A panel discussion, moderated by Aris Papadopoulos, will be held at VCUarts Qatar Atrium on January 17 at 6pm. The opening reception of the exhibition will follow this event. VCUarts Qatar is honored to welcome as panelists:

Ms. Marion Desmurger, UNESCO, Communication and Information Sector, Senior Programme Assistant in the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen

Mrs. Ameena A. Hussain, Director, Programs and Community Development, WISE

Mr. Mahmoud Elsisi, Head of Quality and Process Management at Qatar Red Crescent

Mr. Anwar Abdulbaki, ICT for Education Manager Reach Out Asia (ROTA), a programme of Education Above All.

Opening hours:

Saturday to Thursday - From 9am to 5pm / Friday - Closed

Exhibition Dates

17 Jan – 24 Feb 2018

Opening Reception

Wed / 17 Jan / 6:00pm


Free - Open invitation


The Gallery at VCUarts Qatar