NE+AR is a bridge building initiative between the Netherlands and the Arab World. As design is a very creative and open-minded discipline, we believe design is the way to build a sustainable relationship between countries, cultures and societies. It can be a first step to trigger people and organisations to work across cultures and to learn from each other’s perspectives and experiences.
Our main focus is bringing Dutch design to the Arab world, and we would summarize our goals as follows: Sharing knowledge and experience about design. Sharing perspectives on the position and added value of design for the cultures we live in. Creating a network of like-minded designers. Initiating multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural projects. Building bridges to allow learning from each other.