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Plus, Nada Debs on design, hybridity and anime.

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Out this week: Nada Debs on design, hybridity and anime

‘Preserving our heritage is to preserve ourselves.’


Star designer Nada Debs visited Dubai recently, and Hashem Montasser caught up with her on the latest episode of The Lighthouse Conversations. Nada’s journey from 1980s Japan to Civil War in Lebanon to Rhode Island School of Design, and its subsequent hybridity continues to influences her designs. In fact, one of the designs she’s proudest of showcases—among her many obsessions—anime.

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