Truman Brewery
17-20 September 2020
Tasmeem Doha - VCU Arts Qatar
Super Brands

Tasmeem Doha is an international, biennial art and design conference hosted and organized by VCUarts Qatar since 2004. Each edition of Tasmeem Doha highlights a unique and contemporary theme within art and design, exploring novel concepts, methods, and applications, and engaging in critical discussions. The event is open to the public, with attendees and participants consisting of international designers, artists, academics, students, industry professionals, and the local community.

The 2019 edition took place under the theme of Hekayat. In Arabic, Hekayat means stories, narratives, tales, anecdotes. The topic is not exclusive to art and design, but relatable across many disciplines. Anyone and everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, nationality can relate to stories. Stories are how we create meaning and how we relate to one another - making them intrinsically universal and human.

In the heart of Hekayat lies process - the journey of an idea reaching fruition. The conference highlighted and celebrated the journey itself as an outcome through a multitude of talks, workshops, exhibitions, and activities, all designed and curated to make you explore, experience, and rethink stories and processes. The narrative continues, and exhibited here are some highlights and snippets of our ongoing story.









General Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7739 5561

Office Address:
Shoreditch Town Hall
380 Old Street

Venue Address:
Old Truman Brewery
E1 6QR

Event Director

Esha Elawashi
+44 (0)20 77395561


Exhibiting & Sponsorship

Catherine Bramley
Sales Executive
+44 7984 263017

Gareth Allen-Symmons
Sales Executive
+44 7984 263017
Marketing & Press Relations
Ruth Ayahudin
Marketing Manager, Sponsorships & Partnerships
+44 (0)1273 645147 
Shannon Laugesen
Digital Content Executive
+44 7984 263017

Frankie Moutafis
PR & Marketing Executive 
+44 7984 263017

Press Office
+44 7984 263017



©2020 London Design Fair | Privacy Policy | Cookies | Diversified Communications GDPR Policy    Brought to you by: Diversified Communications UK     


Please be aware that London Design Fair has been targeted by groups trying to take advantage of the events size and success. Some exhibitors are receiving numerous phone calls and e-mail messages from individuals offering various services from fake exhibition directories to travel/hotel arrangements and transportation services. If you are in doubt about the validity of an email, or someone contacting you on our behalf, please email the marketing department:
London Design Fair and its official suppliers NEVER sell their visitor lists. Companies who do this are not affiliated with the exhibition in any way. Please DO NOT click on any email links sent from these types of companies or accounts or any others that look suspicious.
Thank you, 
the Events Team 
Strategic Partners
Show Sponsors
International Design Weeks Partners
Show Partners
Media Partners