Doreen Toutikian - Showing the Public What Design Can Do

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Feb 19, 2016
by Patrick Wilson
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Doreen Toutikian - Showing the Public What Design Can Do

Director of MENA Design Research Center on providing platforms for young designers in Lebanon and what design can do for social impact. Doreen Toutikian talked about giving young designers a platform in Lebanon at our Young Cultural Innovators Program II

Doreen Toutikian spoke to Salzburg Global Seminar for our Faces of Leadership video project filmed during our Young Cultural Innovators Forum II.

Toutikian is a interdisciplinary designer, researcher, and a social entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and director of the MENA Design Research Center and of Beirut Design Week.

During the YCI Forum in 2015, Fellows were asked to offer some thoughts on their own personal ideas and projects. The following is a list of some of their submissions to the question: Who are you and what are you passionate about?

In the video she talks about wanting to use her design abilities to do more to help Lebanon and show others what design can do for social impact. She also highlights the importance of giving young designers a platform to impact society.

You can see more of our Young Cultural Innovators here.