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Robert Čanak

Workshop Leader

Robert Čanak studied Visual Communications at the Faculty of Architecture, School of Design in Zagreb. During his undergraduate studies, he worked mostly as a freelance designer in NGO and cultural sectors.

He obtained his Master’s Degree in Design Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, on the topic of Design Fiction. During his studies, he developed an interest in design borderlines.

While pursuing his graduate studies, he started working in Qatar Foundation’s (QF) Capital Projects Directorate, a bureau overseeing the design and construction of Education City. During his QF mandate, Robert and his team worked on and managed mid-to-large scale wayfinding projects within the Education City campus. 

During the past 15 years, he has worked on more than 80 wayfinding projects (healthcare, recreation, education, hospitality, and transport). 

Upon repatriation to Croatia, together with his spouse and partner he founded Studio Node, a consultancy for user experience within the built environment. Studio Node soon became part of Modulex, a global leader in wayfinding and architectural signage. He continues to work in the GCC region.

Robert is a member of Sign Design Society and International Institute for Information Design.

Contribution to Tasmeem
Workshop Reviving Third Places, ‘Living Rooms’ of Society co-led with Isabella Rossen on March 3, 2024

Workshop Reviving Third Places – Plenary Session co-led with Isabella Rossen, Sebatien Turbot, Ethan Kent and Nihal Mohamed on March 4, 2024

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