Khatt Chronicles

Stories on Design from the Arab World

2 Jul 2019
7 Jul 2019

▶ Khatt Chronicles Podcast: Introduction

Broadcasting from Beirut Design Week 2019.

Featuring remarkable designers, illustrators and researchers from the Arab World, in engaging conversations about their practice, vision, and aspirations. A podcast series that chronicles and introduces the latest explorations in Arab visual communication and material culture.

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Episode 1: Introducing Khatt Chronicles: Design stories from the Arab World

Khatt Chronicles podcast features remarkable designers, illustrators and researchers from the Arab World. We host engaging conversations about their practice, vision, and aspirations. 

In line with the rest of the Khatt foundation projects, focuses on new developments with Arab typography and design. By Arab we mean people working with the Arabic language, script and audience, who are not necessarily Arabs. These initiatives are dedicated to the younger generation as an alternative medium. It also focuses on the younger generations of designers to fulfill three primary objectives:
1. Promote designers in the Arab World to the region and the rest of the world.
2. Continue the mission of Khatt foundation as a network between designers to support fostering and exploring new ideas.
3. Present these podcasts for inspiration and educational reasons.  

The podcast is an ongoing platform covering design initiatives and developments around the world. Our aim is to identify and highlight designers from the Arab World that have made meaningful contributions in their fields or have demonstrated excellence in design. 

Through storytelling, the Khatt Chronicles podcast will get you to know the designers on a personal level, and get to learn about how they think, and what makes them tick.  Todays pilot episode introduces our audience to the Beirut-based board members at Khatt Foundation, who will be interviewing the designers featured during the city-wide event known as Beirut Design Week.

Stay tuned for more episodes and podcasts …