Collaborating with UAE-based architect and designer Agata Kurzela on the GAME OF LIFE piece, commissioned especially for DESIGNEAST, FBMI have begun to carve out a distinctive niche for meaningful collaboration.
The Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Initiative (FBMI) was founded in 2010 with an aim to empower underprivileged communities with a strong focus on women, by providing them with sustainable employment and critical social services.
The social enterprise was originally established to initiate a change in the stark realities of Afghanistan’s women and children. FBMI invests locally in healthcare, education, numerous social and economic reforms; and provides employment in the ancient art of hand-knotted carpet making. About 70% of FBMI employees are women & widows who work from home. Each employee receives free vocational training, medical care and schooling for their children.
FBMI, AfghanistanCollaborating with UAE-based architect and designer Agata Kurzela on the GAME OF LIFE piece, commissioned especially for DESIGNEAST, FBMI have begu...
Agata Kurzela, UAEAn architect and urban designer by training, Agata founded her studio to work across diverse disciplines and scale, from digital exploration to cr...
Daniel Costa, ItalyDaniel was born in Brixen, South-Tyrol, where he spent his childhood. To him, the valleys seemed narrow, viewless and foggy so at 19 he went in sea...