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Read about the lat­est de­vel­op­ments and launches in the re­gional in­dus­try.

Re­cently, the renowned Italy-based Po­litec­nico di Mi­lano, launched Women De­sign Cap­i­tal in the UAE to of­fer a schol­ar­ship to women ar­chi­tects, in­te­rior de­sign­ers and en­gi­neers, who have com­pleted their un­der­grad­u­ate stud-ies. The pro­gramme is a spe­cial­ist mas-ter's in in­dus­trial de­sign for ar­chi­tec­ture. For this, Po­litec­nico di Mi­lano is col­labo-rat­ing with the Cham­ber of Com­merce of Mi­lano, Monza Bri­anza Lodi and a num­ber of UAE-based aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions, such as the Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity of Shar­jah and the Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity of Dubai. Through this ini­tia­tive, the Po­litec­nico di Mi­lano, which cham­pi­ons the best in­dus-try prac­tices aimed at pro­mot­ing gen­der equal­ity in the world of de­sign and archi-tec­ture, wants to con­trib­ute to the ris­ing pop­u­lar­ity of de­sign and ar­chi­tec­ture as pro­fes­sional ca­reers among women in the Mid­dle East. Women De­sign Cap­i­tal is a fo­rum ded­i­cated to women and de­sign that will pro­mote ac­tiv­i­ties, com­pe­ti­tions, con­fer-ences, work­shops un­til the open­ing of Expo2020. It prom­ises to cre­ate equal and sub­stan­tial op­por­tu­ni­ties for women, who wish to work in the de­sign and archi-tec­ture fields in the UAE. It will launch a se­ries of events di­rected to women, who are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence and con­nect­ing dif­fer­ent cul­tures through their work. Women ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers such as Dubai-based ar­chi­tect Indu Varanasi, Italy-based ar­chi­tect Anna Bar­bara, as well as pro­fes­sors from Po­litec­nico di Mi­lano, Paola Galdi, In­grid Pao­letti and Sil­via Piardi, will be the team lead­ers of other im­por­tant in­sti­tu­tions in or­der to bridge the new gen­er­a­tions in the de­sign and ar­chi­tec­ture fields and to en­cour­age the ex­changes be­tween the coun­tries. The dead­line to ap­ply for the scholar-ship to the pro­gramme, which starts on March 13, 2019, is Jan­uary 15, 2019.

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