Mixtopian Letters: The Future of Arabic Letterforms

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Mixtopian Letters: The Future of Arabic Letterforms

Explore the future potentials of Arabic letterforms!

By Tasmeem 2022, Radical Futures

When and where

Date and time

March 9, 2022 · 9am - March 10, 2022 · 12pm +03


VCUarts Qatar Room 284 Doha, Al Rayyan Municipality Qatar

About this event

Two-day in-person workshop by Shima Aeinehdar (Iranian graphic designer, illustrator, and lettering artist)

  • 9th March & 10th March 2022, 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Room 284
  • Upon Registration Only

This workshop is aimed to explore the future potentials of Arabic letterforms. By looking into the origin of Arabic letters and their evolution throughout history, the participants will have the opportunity to create letterforms influenced by external factors such as environment, technology, politics, religion, etc. This workshop is an opportunity for designers to push the boundaries of Arabic letters and create designs that are fun and experimental.

On the first day, participants will receive a deck of different categories such as environment, politics, economy, gender, space, technology, and religion for inspiration. In a brainstorming session, each participant will choose a year in the future. After creating their own future reality, they will design their chosen letter. On the second day of the workshop, participants will transfer their designed letterforms to linoleum pieces, and handprint them in a mini-zine.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only.

About the organizer

The 2022 conference Radical Futures addresses the role of design in shaping the future. Tasmeem Doha 2022: Radical Futures is an inclusive and multi-faceted view of the future, one that not only speculates on technological advancements—but on future threats and changes whether environmental, geographical, cultural, or social. Now more than ever, we must ask pertinent questions, raise critical dialogues, and respond with clarity.

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