Adib DadaAlumni, Class of 2011
Born and raised in Beirut, Adib Dada earned a BAr in Architecture at the American University of Beirut - Lebanon in 2006, a Master’s Degree in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU - USA in 2011 and is currently pursuing a BSpecialist certification from the Biomimicry Institute in Tucson Arizona. His interests lie in the transdisciplinary dialogue between architecture, living systems, technology and art, which he aims to pursue through his design firm theOtherDada. As a fervent supporter of Beirut’s contemporary public art scene, Dada has advised Solidere, the Lebanese Company for the Development and Reconstruction of Beirut City Center, on the commission and installation of public artworks including those by artist Arne Quinze and designer Pablo Reinoso, as well as heading a team of advisers and curators to set up a Contemporary Art collection promoting emerging Lebanese artists, for the new waterfront development Le Yacht Club. Dada is also acting as Creative Director for the masterplan design of N+, a new major creative hub in Ningbo, China that will be environmentally sustainable and feature design schools, fashion houses, research facilities and cultural centers, recent winner of the 2012 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards. His work has been featured on the site ‘Inhabitat’ and in the book ‘Monochromes’ by artist Joe Kesrouani. Dada is the co-founder of Karaj, a not-for-profit lab for experimental arts, architecture and technology to enable people from various backgrounds to collaborate and further this dialogue.