An exhibition of works from the
world’s leading design
and technology schools.

The only exhibition of its kind, showcasing 150+ graduate projects each November in Dubai. Graduates behind each project attend Global Grad Show along with the professors from participating universities, making it the world’s largest and most diverse annual gathering of universities.

The programme consists of:
  • An exhibition of graduate projects from 100+ of the world’s leading educational institutions
    alongside those from developing countries, held each year in Dubai
  • An annual conference for the attending professors and students
  • A year round programme supporting graduates to build successful startups

Eleanor Watson

The Curator

Eleanor is a member of London Design Museum curatorial team since 2016. Exhibitions include the Beazley Designs of the Year in 2018, Imagine Moscow and the retrospective of architect Peter Barber, listed in the Guardian’s top five architectural moments of 2018. Previous experience include the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and The Southbank Centre. Eleanor is a V-A-C Foundation scholar.

Brendan McGetrick

Curatorial & Programming Supervisor

Brendan is an independent writer, curator, and designer. His work has appeared in publications in over thirty countries and his books include Content (2004), MAD Dinner(2010), and Urban China: Work In Progress (2011). Brendan curated Unnamed Designfor the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale in collaboration with Ai Weiwei, which was named the year’s best contemporary design exhibition by the New York Times. In 2014, he co-curated the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, together with Anton Kalgaev and Dasha Paramonova, for which he received a jury prize. He has served as director and curator of Global Grad Show since its founding in 2015.