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TMM3 Workshop II : Andalusia

Second research trip to Granada and Cordoba

Hosted by Casa Árabe in Cordoba, the second workshop of the Typographic Matchmaking in the Magrib project will start in the hear of Andalusia to explore the historical cultural mix of Arab Maghribi, Morisco and Spanish cultures.

The workshop will kick off with a visit to the Alhambra palace in Granada with a guided tour by the renown professor of Islamic art José Miguel Puerta Vílchez.

The workshop consist of the following components:
1. A research trip to Andalusia: Expert guided tours of archeological sites and museums in Granada and Cordoba.
2. A public mini symposium on Arab culture in Andalusia:
—Expert guest who will speak about the cultural heritage of Maghribi calligraphy in Andalusia and its the mix of Iberian and Islamic aesthetics.
—A presentations of the typographic design work in progress
(at Casa Arabe in Cordoba)
3. Expert meetings/intense working sessions for the Khatt Foundation design teams dedicated to the further development of the design work.

DAY 1: Friday 27 Nov 2015 // GRANADA

closed sessions — only open to TMM3 Design Teams
9.30—12.30 : Group visit to Alhambra
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 18.00 : Guided visit of Alhambra with prof. José Miguel Puerta Vílchez

DAY 2 : Saturday 28 Nov 2015 // Site visits in Cordoba

closed sessions — only open to TMM3 Design Teams
9 – 9.30 : breakfast meeting
9.30 – 11.30 Drive from Granada to Cordoba
11.30—13.30 : Checking in Hotel in Rooms and LUNCH
14.00—17.00 : Group Visit of the Mezquita (The Grand Mosque) & The Calahora Museum / Q&A
17.45 — : Free /team sessions

DAY 3: Sunday 29 Nov 2015 // Site visits in Cordoba

closed sessions — only open to TMM3 Design Teams
9 – 9.30 : breakfast meeting
10.00—14.00 : Group Visit of Madinat al-Zahra / Q&A
14.00 – 15.00 LUNCH
15.00 – 17.30 : Group Visit of the Cordoba Archeological Museum / Q&A
18.00 — : Free /team sessions

DAY 4: Monday 30 Nov 2015 // Design Teams working sessions

closed session — only open to Khatt Foundation design team & Casa Àrabe staff
9 – 9.30 : Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, opening session / Q&A
9.30 – 10.00 : Presentation of project progress
Team: Andreu Balius & Salah Eddine Bellizi
10.00 – 10.15 Q&A
10.15 – 10.45 : Presentation of project progress
Team: Laura Meseguer & Kristyan Sarkis
10.45 – 11.00 Q&A
11.00 – 11.30 : Presentation of project progress 
Team: Naïma Ben Ayed & Redouan Chetuan
11.30 – 11.45 Q&A
12.00 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 – 18.00 : Working session per team: design development/sketches.

DAY 5 : Tuesday 1 Dec 2015 // Design Teams working sessions

closed session — only open to Khatt Foundation design team & Casa Àrabe staff
9 – 9.15 : Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, opening session
9.15—12.30 : Working session per team: design development/sketches
12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 – 16.30 : Working session per team: design development/sketches
16.30 – 16.45 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
16.45 – 17.45 : presentation of the preliminary design concept of the tri-script font family
by each team to the rest of the group.
17.45 – 18.30 : Q&A / Discussions

DAY 6: Wednesday 2 Dec 2015 // Design Teams working sessions

closed session — only open to Khatt Foundation design team & Casa Àrabe staff
9 – 9.15 : Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, opening session
9.15—12.30 : Working session per team: design development/sketches
12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH
14.00—18.00 : Working session: preparation for presentation

PUBLIC PROGRAM at Casa Àrabe

Free and open to the public
19.30 – 20.30 : Keynote guest speaker, Dr. José Miguel Puerta Vílchez, on Islamic Calligraphy and Moorish Spain.
20.30 – 21.30 : Public presentation of the preliminary design concept of the tri-script font family by the 3 design teams (each 15min +15min Q&A at the end)
21.30 – 23.30 : refreshments & farewell dinner

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