Dokanism /دكانيزم is a celebration of the cultural diversity of Doha and local shops as representations of cultural identity in the face of increasing globalization of retail. This is a series of photographs of students who designed and modeled costumes based on local shops. The project is curated and designed by Nathan Davis, assistant professor at VCUQatar and Hadeer Omar, teacher assistant at VCUQatar. Our students designed the customs part of the surface research studio at the art foundation department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. Our aim is to observe and react to the cultural movements that are happening throughout time. Critical design plays a great role in what we do as designers and how we can highlight those changes with any art or design medium.
Curated and Photographed by: Nathan Davis and Hadeer Omar
Location: Surface Research studio, Art Foundation, VCUQatar, Spring 2017
Students + Local shop + Customs
Collection by: Patron RM, MUA: Nouran Barghash makeup artist, Videography, photography, Art Direction: Hadeer Omar
Photographer: Amal Selim, Art Direction & Editing: Hadeer Omar, Music: Planet, Funk-Lemonade
Online series by: Mohamed Alsadany, Hadeer Omar
MUA: Nouran Barghash, Image compositing: Hadeer Omar