The Arabic Calligraphic Legacy of Al-Andalus

and the TMM3 Workshop II : Andalusia

The Khatt Foundation would like to cordially invite you to our upcoming event in Cordoba.
Casa Àrabe in collaboration with the Khatt Foundation, will host the closing event of the second workshop of the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib project.
Moderated by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, director of the Khatt Foundation, the event begins with a keynote by Dr. José Miguel Puerta Vílchez, followed by presentation of the preliminary designs of the tri-script fonts families by their respective designers.
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 three tri-script font families.
Venue: Auditorium of Casa Árabe in Cordoba.
The presentation will be in Spanish (or translated to Spanish from English).
Free entrance until full capacity.


José Miguel Puerta Vílchez, is an Arabist and Professor of Art History at the University of Granada. He has published The codes of utopia of the Alhambra in Granada (1990), History of the Arab aesthetic thought (1997), The Adventure of the Calamus (2007), Reading the Alhambra (2010) and The Poetics of water in Islam (2011). His translation work includes texts by Adonis, Sufism and surrealism (2008) and books of Ghada Samman, Beirut 75 (novel) and The Moon square (fantastic stories; Andaluz Translation Prize, 2008). He was co-director and editor of the Library of al-Andalus (9 vols., 2003-2013) and curator of exhibitions Twelve candles for Granada, the painter Kamal Bullata Palestinian and Syrian poet Adonis (Granada, Board the Alhambra, 1998), Freedom and innovation. Contemporary Arabic calligraphy (Arabic House, Madrid-Cordoba, 2010-2011) and arts and culture of al-Andalus. The power of the Alhambra (Granada, Patronato de la Alhambra-Andalusian Legacy Foundation, 2013-2014).


The Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib project aims to promote cultural dialogue and help develop local design skills and heritage. In its third edition, a group of European researchers (Dutch, Spanish and French) and Arabic (Moroccan, Tunisian and Lebanese), will investigate and develop fonts families that combine Arabic, Berber languages ​​and Latin.


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