Talk: Adopting Sustainable Materials

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Explore the environmental impact of material choices in the creative industries and beyond as we mark Earth Day at Apple Al Maryah Island. Our guests will join host Chantal Brocca to discuss the value of honoring the land and your customers through regenerative practices. Includes a Q&A. Created in collaboration with ATÖLYE as part of our Made for Business sessions happening year-round.

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Aisha Al HarmoodiMarketing & Events Specialist

Aisha Al Harmoodi is head of marketing at the Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, leading initiatives that resonate deeply with consumers and vibrant creative communities across the globe.

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Faysal TabbarahCofounder & Professor

Faysal Tabbarah is an associate professor of architecture in Sharjah and cofounder of design studio Architecture and Other Things. In 2023, he curated the National Pavilion UAE at La Biennale di Venezia.

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Khaled ShalkhaCofounder & Artist

Khaled Shalkha is a multidisciplinary artist and engineer. He founded material design studio Datecrete with his wife, architect Sara Farha, to develop the company’s namesake cement product made from date seeds.

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Chantal BroccaArtist & Creative Consultant

Chantal Brocca is an Italian-Sri Lankan multidisciplinary artist, writer, critic, and public speaker. She champions social issues such as sustainability and human rights in the fashion supply chain.

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ATÖLYEInnovation Consultancy

ATÖLYE is a design and innovation consultancy focused on organizational transformation. A member of the kyu Collective and a certified B Corp, they engage and activate communities around pressing challenges.

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