A bridge-building initiative between The Netherlands and the Arab world in the field of design.

وهو مبادرة لبناء جسور بين هولندا والعالم العربي في مجال التصميم من اجل التأثير الاجتماعي

As design is a very creative and open-minded discipline, we believe design is the way to build a bridge between countries, cultures and societies. It can be a first step to trigger people and organisations to work across cultures and to learn from each other’s perspectives and experiences.

The main goal of the NEAR-project is to build a sustainable relationship between Dutch design and design disciplines in the Arab world. Our focus is on bringing Dutch design to the Arab world. We would summarize our goals as follows:


Sharing knowledge & experience about design to impact

Sharing perspectives on the position and added value of design for the cultures we live in

Creating a network of like-minded social designers.

Initiating multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural projects together

Building bridges to learn from each other!

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