Berklee opens its doors

Berklee Abu Dhabi has published its first programme of courses, with starts from 1 March. The full swath of Berklee courses at its US base covers a range of performance skills, including for instance musical theatre and composition, and many […]


Berklee comes to Abu Dhabi

The Norman Foster designed UAE Pavilion has finally found a tenant. Originally designed for the 2010 Shanghai Expo and inspired by the Emirate’s sand dunes, the swooping coloured stainless steel clad building has been used only intermittently since it was […]


50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty arbitrary) ranking that we’ve given […]


L’École Van Cleef & Arpels comes to Dubai

L’École des Arts Joailliers,  the Paris-based School of Jewellery Arts associated with  luxury jewellery brand Van Cleef and Arpels, is opening a pop-up campus in Dubai. Registration is now open for classes and workshops at Hai d3, in the Dubai […]


DIDI latest: new Dean, familiar President

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation is starting to take shape – literally as well as metaphorically, for the groundwork is actually well under way for the next phase of Dubai Design District that will include the Foster + Partners […]


DIDI gets some more detail … but not too much

More details about the Dubai Institute of Design & Innovation were given at a packed press conference on Monday just before Dubai Design Week opened. So DIDI (DeeDee or Dee Eye Dee Eye? Apparently there’s some debate internally) plans to […]