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TMM3 Workshop I : Marrakech

Project launch and first reseach trip

The Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghriib project will kick off with its first workshop in Marrakech, Morocco.
The workshop will consist of:
—Introductions of the teams to each other and the students/the public through presentations of their work and through presenting the overall project and its program and scope.
—Expert meetings where invited guests will speak about the cultural heritage of Maghribi scripts, Tifinagh scripts, the sociopolitical aspect of Morocco and the Maghrib today, and calligraphers will be invited to show and discuss their contemporary work and its relation to the older tradition.
—Site visits to local calligraphy museums and manuscript collections will be made.
—Three intense working sessions will be dedicated to the development of initial ideas and sketches that each design team will undertake. These will be discussed and open to students and public participation at the end of the workshop

Program

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DAY 1: Monday 14 Sep 2015 // Introductions & Expert presentations

Open to students and the public

8.45 – 9.00 COFFEE/TEA

9.00 – 9.30 : Florence Robert (Chair of ESAVM design dept), & Brahim Boucheikha,
Welcome note & introduction of ESAVM’s Masters program in type design
9.30 – 10.00 : Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Introduction of Khatt Foundation and TMM3 project
10.00 – 10.15 Q&A
10.15 – 10.45 : Presentation by designers of their work, 
Team I: Laura Meseguer & Kristyan Sarkis & Juan Luis Blanco
10.45 – 11.00 Q&A
11.00 – 11.30 : Presentation by designers of their work, 
Team II: Andreu Balius & Salah Eddine Bellizi & Juan Luis Blanco
11.30 – 11.45 Q&A
11.45 – 12.15 : Presentation by designers of their work,
Team: Naïma Ben Ayed & Redouan Chetuan
12.15 – 12.30 Q&A

12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH

14.00 – 15.00 : Guest Presentation by Fouad Lahbib: La graphie Tifinaghe, genèse et évolution
(Tifinagh script: Origin and Evolution.In French)
15.00 – 15.15 Q&A

15.15 – 15.30 COFFEE/TEA BREAK

15.30– 16.00 : Guest Presentation by Mohamed El Bandouri: on Maghribi calligraphy
16.00 – 16.15 Q&A / Open discussion
16.15 – 17.45 Presentation by Juan Luis Blanco: Designing a multiscript font family (Arabic, Latin, Tifinagh)
17.45 – 17.30 Q&A
17.30 – 18.15 Presentation by Jan de Bruin: Screening of "Typographic Matchmaking in the City" film
18.15 – 18.30 Q&A

18.30 – 18.45 Wrap up
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DAY 2: Tuesday 15 Sep 2015 // Design Teams working sessions

closed sessions — only open to ESAVM students (as observers)
9.00 – 9.15 COFFEE/TEA
9.15 – 9.30 : Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, opening session and distribution of material
9.30 – 9.45 Q&A
9.45—13.00 : Working session per team: concept development and initial ideas/sketches
13.00 – 14.30 LUNCH
14.30 – 16.30 : Working session per team: development of Tifinagh/ practicing the writing, under the supervision of guest Fouad Lahbib
16.30 – 16.45 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
16.45 – 17.30 : presentation of ideas/sketches by each team
17.30 – 18.00 : Q&A / Discussions
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DAY 3: Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 // Site visits, Rabat/Marrakech

closed session — for TMM3 teams
Visiting the Manuscript Collections in Marrakech and Rabat, and the IRCAM (Institut Royal de la Culture Amazighe)
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DAY 4: Thursday 17 Sep 2015 // Design Teams working sessions

closed sessions — only open to ESAVM students (as observers)
9.00 – 9.15 COFFEE/TEA
9.15 – 9.30 : Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, opening session
9.30 – 9.45 Q&A
9.45—13.00 : Working session per team: concept development and initial ideas/sketches
13.00 – 14.30 LUNCH
14.30 – 16.30 : Working session per team: design development/sketches, under the supervision of Maghribi calligrapher
16.30 – 16.45 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
16.45 – 17.30 : presentation of ideas/sketches by each team
17.30 – 18.00 : Q&A / Discussions
19.00 – 22.00 Studio visit to printmaking shop of Moulay Youssef al-Kahfai
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DAY 5: Friday 18 Sep 2015 // Design Teams working sessions

closed sessions — only open to ESAVM students (as observers)
9.00 – 9.15 COFFEE/TEA
9.15 – 9.30 : Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, opening session
9.30 – 9.45 Q&A
9.45—13.00 : Working session per team: design development/sketches
13.00 – 14.30 LUNCH
14.30 – 16.30 : Working session per team: design development/sketches
16.30 – 16.45 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
16.45 – 17.30 : presentation of the preliminary design concept of the tri-script font family
by each team.
17.30 – 18.00 : Q&A / Discussions

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