Danah Abdulla(b. 1986, Kuwait), lives and works in London, UK
Currently, I am a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures course at the London College of Communication and I recently completed my PhD thesis titled Design Otherwise: Towards a Locally-Centric Design Education Curricula in Jordan in the Design department at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2010, I founded Kalimat Magazine, an independent, non-profit magazine about Arab thought and culture. I am also a founding member of the Decolonising Design platform and I sit on the advisory board for Nuqat—a yearly creative conference based in Kuwait.
In 2012, I obtained my MA in Social Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and my BA (Honours) in Communications in 2008 from the University of Ottawa. I have worked for DDB as a Digital Cultivator, putting together social media campaigns and building online communities for the likes of Subaru, Canadian Cancer Society, Guinness and many more. I hunted down online influencers for clients like l’Oréal, Maybelline, Carlsberg and others at Matchstick, a word of mouth marketing agency, and worked at a modelling agency where I handled public relations, marketing and helped put together a few fashion shows.
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