EduZgraf is an educational programme and a creative platform for local and international students of design and visual communications as well as for professional young designers at the beginning of their careers. The programme is made up of three parts: EduZgraf student exhibition, EduZgraf workshops and EduZgraf evenings. It will take place at the PU Gallery and &TD Theatre (Student Centre, Savska cesta 25), ULUPUH Gallery (Tkalčićeva 14) and the Permanenta Gallery (Preradovićeva 44/1). The programme is organised in collaboration with Culture of Change, Student Centre in Zagreb.
15 March 2012
PU Gallery (Student Centre)
EduZgraf programme will start with a lecture titled Monumental Arabic Typography for Contemporary Public Space by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares, renowned designer and founder of the Khatt Foundation in Amsterdam.
The topic of this talk will focus on the role of writing and the contemporary representation of Arabic lettering in the built environment. The symbolic role of Arabic typography as the connector between city, building, and visual culture will be discussed. It will investigate and argue the importance that text and typography can play in building an engaged and culturally sustainable public space in the Middle East and elsewhere, by discussing case studies of public art projects and proposals for new alternative public space that responds to contemporary needs.
More on Khatt Foundation at www.khtt.net.