Panel Discussion

Image-Making: Behind the Lines of Engaged Graphic Design

Panel 4/6 of the Revealing Recording Reflecting research project on women graphic designers from the SWANA region.

28 Apr 2022
The panel discussion: a hybrid format, onsite (Berlin) / online (world)

Moderated by: Soukeina Hachem
With guest speakers: Lina Ghaibeh, Tulip Hazbar, Sara Rizkallah and Deena Mohamed.

The Panel will address social engagement of women with their context as well as the creative journey behind their work in their respective cultural and national context. It will bring together the work and stories of women illustrators/activists from the various parts of Southwest Asia and North Africa to shed light on these creative processes and how they impact communities.

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The project was initiated by:
Dr. Huda AbiFarès, Dr. Bahia Shehab and Anja Lutz.

Lead researchers:
Dr. Huda AbiFarès, Dr. Yasmine Nachabe Taan, Dr. Bahia Shehab, and Soukeina Hachem.

The exhibition is co-curated by:
Anja Lutz (A—Z Presents) & Dr. Huda AbiFarès (Khatt Foundation).
The related exhibition runs until 19 May 2022 at A—Z Presents, Torstrasse 93, Berlin
Exhibition is open Thursdays from 13:00— 19:00, or by appointment.

Guest contributing researchers include:
Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad, Hala Al-Ani, Sahar Khraibani, Fatma Mansour, Sara Abu Ghazal, Noha Abou-Khatwa, Yara Khoury Nammour, Basma W. Hamdy, Lina Ghaibeh, Deena Mohamed, Sara Rizkallah, Dr. Roshanak Keyghobadi, Ghalia Elsrakbi, Dina Benbrahim and Maya Moumne. In addition to contributions made by numerous designers featured in the research.

A comprehensive publication will follow, edited by Dr. Huda AbiFarès, and published by Khatt Books in 2023. 

This project is generously supported by:
Khatt Foundation ( @khattfoundation, Khatt Books ( @khatt_books, The Arab Fund For Arts and Culture (AFAC) (, The Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS) ( through The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ( @acss_org, and A—Z Presents (, and Khatt Chronicles @khatt_chronicle.